Mastacembelus greshoffi

6. July 2007

Some time ago we could import Mastacembelus greshoffi from the Congo. Here we have a spiny eel getting approximately 35 cm long, which occurs over rocky bottoms in rivers and lakes, also in rapids. Spiny eels are intelligent fish, they show a multiplicity of interesting behaviours. They also can become amazing tame and eat then literally from the hand of their caregiver. Best meaty food is eaten and rather plenty of it. They like mosquito larvae, worms and also now and then a small fish. Therefore not too small tank mates should be selected for their socialization in a community tank. A complete covering of the aquarium is important, since spiny eels rank among the “escapee kings” under the aquarium fish. With a little luck and smartness the breeding of this species should be possible, some relatives have already successfully be bred in aquaria.(Photo F. Schäfer, Text K. Diehl)

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Kongo, Cingo River