Spiny eel

The Spiny eel lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

Reader Comment - See MoreI have had two spiny eels for about 2 years now. They used to get along well but in time one grew much bigger and started chasing the other. Nothing serius happened... More

The Half-banded Spiny Eel is a great choice for those who keep a smaller aquarium! If you've hesitated to purchase a spiny eel because of the size of your tank, the Half-banded Spiny Eel may be just what you are looking for. More

Is there any spiny eel that would go into a 60 uk gallon (70 us gallons) tank and not eat semi dwarf cichlids?I have seen some spiny eels in my LFS (local fish shop) but they're just named 'spiny eel'? so I can't really rely on that! More

The deep-sea spiny eels are a family, Notacanthidae, of fishes found worldwide below 125 metres (410 ft), and going as deep as 3,500 metres (11,000 ft). Their bodies of deep sea spiny eels are greatly elongated, though more tapered than in true eels. More

The name spiny eel is used to describe members of two different families of fish: the freshwater Mastacembelidae of Asia and Africa, and the marine (and generally deep sea) Notacanthidae. Both are so-named because of their eel-like shape and sturdy fin spines. More

Spiny eels are eel-shaped fish which inhabit brackish and freshwater habitats usually having a soft bottom. Spiny eels come from Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. More

Keeping spiny eels at a high temperature proves to be detrimental to their health. DC: 4. A robust fish that requires live foods. More

It strikes me that the two plain spiny eels in Konings's photos closely resemble A. frenatus in coloration (see painting of plain spiny eel below at right, from Skelton, 1993: 340). A. frenatus is currently believed to occur only to the north and west of Lake Malawi. More

Spiny Eels are slender eel-like fish that are in the order Synbranchiformes, there are three sub-families: Chaudhuriidae , Mastacembelidae , Synbranchidae. Most Spiny Eels do best in freshwater, some will also tolerate brackish water. More

Spiny eel on a banana flower Release Information: Release not required Licence Type: RM Rights-managed Photographer: Morgenstern - StockFood Munich Price Calculator More

Each type of spiny eel appeals in its own way. Smaller eels – especially the peacocks with their “eyed” tails - appeal to community tank owners. They burrow below the gravel with their flexible noses sticking out to sense food. More

The spiny eel gives plenty of action to any freshwater aquarium! by Cody Badgett, Mike McEwan and Marc The spiny eel, also called the tire track Eel or the zigzag eel, is similar to the peacock (pictured on the right) and gets along More

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The most commonly found Spiny eels in the Aquarium trade are the Macrognathus and Mastacembelus from Sri Lanka, China, Southeast Asia and India. More

Size of Spiny EelThe spiny eel has a slender, elongate body and a rounded snout that projects beyond the ventrally placed mouth. On its back are a series of short, sharp spines, and there are similar spines preceding the anal fin. More

number of Asian spiny eels in trade regularly. The designation of the different species to the most common genera Mastacembelus and Macrognathus is not always handled uniformly. It is best to employ the species names for a first orientation. More

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Freshwater spiny eels are just like fish when it comes to taking care of them but the freshwater spiny eels looks are completely different from a fish. The fresh water spiny eel sort of looks like a snake and it swims like a snake too. More

Bonapart´s Spiny Eel, Bonapart's Spiny Eel, Shortfin Spiny Eel Common Names in German: Bonaparts Dornaal Common Names in Icelandic: Sm�broddabakur, Smábroddabakur Common Names in Italian: Notacanto Common Names in More

Common names

Muchili in Bemba
spiny eel in English
小眼非洲盲刺鰍 in Mandarin Chinese
小眼非洲盲刺鳅 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Synbranchiformes
Family : Mastacembelidae
Genus : Mastacembelus
Species : Mastacembelus signatus
Authority : Boulenger, 1905