The fire eel is colorful and has red markings. It has scientific name of Mastacembelus erythrotaenia. They are indigenous to fresh water in India, Malaysia, Borneo, Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Thailand and Burma. Below are more interesting facts about fire eel.


Fire Eel Facts


Description: Fire eel has an elongated body as long as 1 meter (40 inches) with a pointed snout. In captivity it only grows up until 50cm (20inches). It should always be fed live food but must have the space for this.


This aquarium fish has a dark brown pigmentation, but a light brown to grey belly. The red stripes on its body, fades with age. The youth typically have yellow markings which become red as they grow. The intensity of the color depends on the health of the eel.

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