Mastacembelus spec. „Kamerun“

6. July 2007

This spiny eel reached us from Cameroon. The classification to a species was so far not possible for us. Since spiny eels predominantly are found on sandy to muddy bottom, they require a sand substrate in which to dig and hide. Flat rocks are also good for these fish to burrow under; just make sure that all rocks and gravel are rounded and not sharp, or the eel may injure its body. The chemistry of water does not play a crucial role, a lighter salt additive is recommended with many species. Spiny eels like to eat small live foods such as, crustaceans, brine shrimp, blood worms, glass worms, tubifex worms and fish. After acclimatisation frozen food as e.g. brine shrimp, blood worms, daphnia, glass worms and plankton will do too. Some Mastacembelus – species have been breeded in captivity. Their pattern of behaviour is very versatile, so that they should been kept more often in our fish tanks.(Photo F. Schäfer, Text K. Diehl)

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Kamerun