Striped eel catfish

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The Striped eel catfish is an interesting schooling fish. Juvenile specimens live in large schools with 100s of fish in them, while adults live in smaller groups. More

The Striped Eel Catfish (Plotosus lineatus) is sometimes called a Coral Catfish. It belongs to the family named Plotosidae. Typically reaching a max size of about 12.0 inches in length, the Striped Eel Catfish is generally passive in nature and moderately hardy in stamina. More

I am very curious as my female striped eel catfish was full of eggs, loosing her colour, and finding it hard to swim. I placed her into a breeding in-tank container, to where she laid over 70 eggs and passed away. More

* Striped eel catfish (Plotosus lineatus) on Coastal Fishes of Indonesia: Field Guide to Lombok Island by Keiichi Matsuura, Seishi Kimura and Teguh Peristiwady on the National Science Museum, Tokyo website: factsheets with photos and descriptions More

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Order : Siluriformes
Family : Plotosidae
Genus : Plotosus
Species : Plotosus lineatus
Authority : Thunberg, 1787