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SALT WATER  - Vertebrate - Eels

Black Edge Moray Eel Gymnothorax saxicola

Black Edge Moray Eel (Gymnothorax saxicola)  
Black Edge Moray Eel Gymnothorax saxicola
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  Family:  Muraenidae
  Maximum Size:  29.5 inches
  Temperament:  Aggressive
  Stamina:  Moderately Hardy

  Activity:  Day / Diurnal
  Tank Area Preference:
   Rock Structures

  Captive Breeding:  Unreported
  Sexual Differences:  None Specified

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   A medium sized Moray with all the behavior and appetite of its bigger brothers. It will be shy at first, but soon become more and more bold. Any fish or invertebrates that it can fit into its mouth will probabley be missing from the tank sooner than later.   
overview
  
The Black Edge Moray Eel (Gymnothorax saxicola) belongs to the family named Muraenidae. Typically reaching a max size of about 29.5 inches in length, the Black Edge Moray Eel is aggressive in nature and moderately hardy in stamina. It's more active during the daytime and less at night, and will hang out or do best in the rock structures. According to FishDB current data, captive breeding success is unreported and there are no external signs of sexual differences. Gymnothorax saxicola should not be housed in a tank less than 100 gallons in size. Tank parameters should be maintained with ph level between 8.1 - 8.3, temperature between 77 - 79 degrees fahrenheit, and a salinity between 1.020 - 1.023. Some of the environmental concerns that you should strive to replicate in your home aquaria to promote succesful acclimation include a stable cave/sheltering ledge.

  
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