Atlantic Chain Moray Eel
Chainlink Moray EelFamily: Muraenidae Echidna catenataPhoto © Animal-World: Courtesy David Brough
The Atlantic Chain Moray Eel or Chainlink Moray Eel is the black and white eel in the above picture. Its' head is tucked under the brown morays' neck and you can just barely see one of its eyes.
This saltwater eel can become a large specimen, the Atlantic Chain Moray Eel generally grow to about 2 feet long. They have a more subtle coloring and patterning than some of the other morays. These are easy to maintain and a peaceful addition to a marine aquarium.
For more Information on keeping this fish see:
Guide to a Happy, Healthy Marine Aquarium
Yellow Edged Moray Eel
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Yellow Edged Moray Eel - Gymnothorax flavimarginatus
The yellow edged moray eel (Gymnothorax flavimarginatus) is a member of the family Muraenidae. The yellow-edged morays commonly inhabit drop-offs in coral or rocky areas of reef flats and protected shorelines to seaward reefs. The depth of the eel in the video is evident from the need for a light. They feed on cephalopods, fishes, and crustaceans. Their distribution includes the Indo-Pacific from the Red Sea and South Africa eastward to the Tuamotus and Austral islands, north to the Ryukyu and Hawaiian islands, south to New Caledonia, and in the eastern Pacific from Costa Rica, Panama and the Galapagos Islands. They can be found at depths as deep as 150 m (500 ft.). Yellow-edged morays can reach a length of up to 240 cm. (7.9 ft.) and are suitable only for very large aquariums.
The Atlantic Chain Moray Eel or Chainlink Moray Eel is easy to keep. Most eels are very hardy and readily eat all kinds of live and meaty foods.
Feed all kinds of live fish and meaty foods. Use a poker if necessary at first to place the food right in front of their mouth. Don't worry if it doesn't eat for a while at first, they can go for several weeks without food (and often do).
Atlantic Chain Moray Eel or Chain Moray Eel are found in the Western Atlantic: Bermuda, Florida, and the Bahamas to the Antilles and Brazil. Eastern Atlantic: Cape Verde and Ascension Island.
They feed mainly on small fishes in the wild with an occasional invertebrate.
Sociable and peaceful, can be considered a community fish as long as the tankmates are not small enough to eat!
Not accomplished in captivity. See Breeding Marine Fish page for a description of how they reproduce in the wild. Several freshwater species of eels are known to lay their eggs in the ocean and die afterwards.
No special requirements.
No special requirements. Normal temperatures for marine fish is between 74 and 79 degrees Fahrenheit.
Atlantic Chain Moray Eel or Chainlink Moray Eel adults grow to 70 cm (30 inches).
A minimum 200 gallon aquarium is recommended. (Probably bigger would be better).
No special requirements.
Will generally stay in the bottom of the aquarium. Will find a hollow or cave to stay in most of the time.
This fish is available from time to time.