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Black Spotted Eel (Mastacembelus dayi)

Black Spotted Eel (Mastacembelus dayi)

The Black Spotted Eel (Mastacembelus dayi) also known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Polka Dot Eel or Spotted Spiny Eel is found in Asia from the Irrawady and Chindwin river drainages of western Myanmar, and eastern Thailand. Black Spotted Eels are found in rivers and streams with a lot of moving water, dense […]

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Fire Eel (Mastacembelus erthrotaenia)

Fire Eel (Mastacembelus erthrotaenia)

The Fire Eel (Mastacembelus erthrotaenia) is found in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, India, Burma, Sri Lanka, Borneo and Sumatra. Fire Eels are voracious nocturnal predators that usually inhabit slow to briskly moving rivers with fine sediment bottoms and spend most of their daylight hours buried in the substrate with only their snouts visible.   […]

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Peacock Eel (Macrognathus siamensis)

Peacock Eel (Macrognathus siamensis)

The Peacock Eel (Macrognathus siamensis) is found in the Mekong, Chao Phraya, Maeklong, river basins in Peninsular and Southeast Thailand.  They are also commonly known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Spot-Finned Spiny Eel, Peacock Spiny Eel, Striped Peacock Eel, or Siamese Spiny Eel. Depending on where they are collected from, Peacock Eels are […]

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Tire Track Eel (Mastacembelus armatus)

Tire Track Eel (Mastacembelus armatus)

The Tire Track Eel (Mastacembelus armatus) is native to the rivers and streams of India, Pakistan, Sumatra, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Viet Nam, Indonesia and other parts of South East Asia.   They are also known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Zigzag eel, Spiny Eel, Leopard Spiny Eel, Marbled Spiny Eel, Giant Spiny Eel, […]

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