22. Spiny eels (17)

  • Mastacembelus unicolor

    9. February 2018

    We import the beautiful fire eel, Mastacembelus erythrotaenia, on a regular basis from Indonesia, usually large specimens, 30-60 cm long. These fish are about as thick as a forearm. Most recently we obtained again four specimens, 50-60 cm long. However, two of them looked totally different. They lack completely the red stripes and spots which […]

  • Mastacembelus pantherinus

    17. August 2017

    Once more we were able to import an extemely rarely offered species of spiny eel, namely Mastacembelus pantherinus. In the internet this species is in general named M. dayi, but M. dayi has recently proofed to by a synonym of M. alboguttatus. Researcher Ralf Britz – he described, by the way, also M. pantherinus – […]

  • Macrognathus aculeatus

    18. April 2017

    Once more we obtained from India (Bengal) wonderful Eyespot Spiny Eels. The fish are of adult size and 12-15 cm long. The only complicated thing in this species is the scientific naming. The Eyespot Spiny Eel attains a maximum length of about 20 cm and ist one of the most colourful species of all spiny […]

  • Mastacembelus sp. „Nargis“

    17. March 2017

    We could import this new discovery – a spiny eel – for the first time now from Burma. Initially I thought it would be a member of the M.-armatus-group, but the specialist for spiny eels, Ralf Britz from Natural History Museum in London led me to the idea to take a closer look on the […]

  • Mastacembelus tinwini

    9. February 2016

    Sadly we can offer this beautiful species of spiny eel only very rarely. The species has been described scientifically quite recently. It is a close relative of the common spiny eel of Asia, Mastacembelus armatus. Like that species, M. tinwini reaches a length of about 40 cm. Other fish are ignored if they are large […]

  • Synbranchus marmoratus

    11. August 2014

    Only very rarely marbled swamp eels from South America are available. After a quite long time we now have a number of juveniles from Peru in stock. The species attains a maximum length of about 1.5 m. These very large individuals are always males, because swamp eels change their sex. Most of them are born […]

  • Monopterus albinus

    27. August 2013

    The swamp- or rice-eels are strange-looking fish that become around 75 cm long. In their natural habitat they live deeply burrowed in the mud. These fish can survive even in almost oxygen-free water, because they own a lung that enables them to breath atmospheric air they take from the water surface. Swamp-eels are predators that […]

  • Mastacembelus erythrotaenia 40-45 cm arrived

    27. August 2013

    We received gorgeous, 40-45 cm long Fire Spiny Eels. These fish are real personalities and additionally they have splendid colours! As an exception we have included the photographer´s hand and fingertip in the pictures to give you an idea how large the fish really are. For our customers: the animals have code 426509 on our […]

  • Mastacembelus erythrotaenia

    18. September 2012

    We do not have only one of the smallest species of spiny eel in stock, eg M. taeniagaster, but also one of the largest: Mastacembelus erythrotaenia. These splendid guys reach us from Indonesia and are real personalities for the owners of large tanks. The largest known specimen was about 1 m long. Currently we have […]

  • Macrognathus taeniagaster

    18. September 2012

    Basically speaking, the spiny eels of Asia can be divided in two groups: the small species belonging to the genus Macrognathus that reach usually only 10-15 cm total length and the large species of the genus Mastacembelus that grow to a length of more than 40 cm (maximum length reported: 100 cm). We received a […]