The juvenile Ribbon Eel is black. As they mature, the black will turn blue with the tips of the mouth and inside the mouth turning yellow.
These eels are great for aquariums and are long lived. These Eels demands a large aquarium with lots of rockwork it can use to hide its long body. These eels have poor eyesight and while they can be kept with other community fish, it is not recommended; they will fair best in a species only tank.
These Eels will accept most foods including fish, shrimp, clams, octopus, and silver sides. Your tank should have a secure top and no openings that the eel could climb out through.
True eels are elongated fishes, They possess no pelvic fins, and many species also lack pectoral fins. The dorsal and anal fins are fused with the caudal or tail fin, to form a single ribbon running along much of the length of the animal. Most true eels prefer to dwell in shallow waters or hide at the bottom layer of the ocean, sometimes in holes.
Eels possess a flat and transparent larva. These drift in the surface waters of the sea feeding on dissolved nutrients, before developing first into glass eels and then into a young eel, referred to as an elver, and seeking out the adult habitat.
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