Striped eel catfish


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FAMILY - Plotosidae

SCIENTIFIC NAME - Plotosus Lineatus

COMMON NAME - Striped Eel Catfish (Coral Catfish)

SIZE - 12.6" ( 32 cm)

RANGE - Indo Pacific

MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 75 US Gal. (284 L)

FOODS AND FEEDING - Varied diet, fresh and frozen marine fare, live, frozen, flake. Feed min. 2 times a day.


REEF COMPATIBILITY - Will eat ornamental shrimps and fishes.

CAPTIVE CARE - Bottom feeders, good scavengers, a school of juveniles can be kept, groups are preferred to keeping only several or one, subject to parasitic infestation, caution if using copper based medications or organophosphates, can be treated with freshwater dips, their adult appetite is as big as their size, a very heavy load on the filtration system and only suitable for the large tank as adults. Do not handle and beware as these fish are venomous. Plenty of sand bottom, and base rock or décor is a plus.

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