Spaghetti eel

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The Spaghetti eel lives in the reef-associated, brackish, marine environment.

Spaghetti eels are non-territorial, and in fact rather gregarious, so aquarists should try to keep them in groups of three or more specimens. They like to dig, and are best kept in tanks with a sandy substrate. More

A couple of weeks ago I acquired a Spaghetti Eel for my son. It is in one of my 20 gal tanks and has been there fine ever since. We very rarely see it except soemtimes at night wriggling around the tank. More

A Spaghetti eel living within the tentacles of a large coral polyp. Location: Batangas Philippines, Pacific Image ID: 001120 To license this image, contact Jonathan Bird or SEARCH for more images on this site. More

Common names

Espagueti in Spanish (español)
Matoankerias in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Morenita in Spanish (español)
Morenita de arena in Spanish (español)
Morenita serpiente in Spanish (español)
spaghetti eel in English
spaghetti eels in English
Štíhlouš edwardsův in Czech (česky)
Szpagietka bahamska in Polish (polski)
Štíhlouš edwardsuv in Czech (česky)
морингуа in Russian (русский язык)
愛氏蚓鰻 in Mandarin Chinese
爱氏蚓鳗 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Anguilliformes
Family : Moringuidae
Genus : Moringua
Species : Moringua edwardsi
Authority : Jordan and Bollman, 1889