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Fire Eel

New Fish Tank Tips: Get an aquarium filter that has multiple (2) media cartridges. This will allow you to change out one at a time. If you swap out all of the filter media with new media you run the risk of having to go through a mini aquarium cycle. Good power filters that hang on the back of the tank usually come with a separate floss system that you never have to change.
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Fire Eel

Quick StatisticsTemperament: Semi-Aggressive
Family: Mastacembelidae
Native To: South East Asia
Diet: Carnivore
Adult Size: Up to 24″
Temperature: 72° – 82° F
Care Level: Moderate
Tank Size: 50+ gallons
Scientific Name: Mastacembelus erythoraenia
Environment: Freshwater

Not a true eel, but an elongated fish with spines
Needs fine, non-abrasive substrate for burrowing
Does best as the only Fire Eel in a tank, and needs a tight fitting lid to prevent escape