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sevendigitcake
04/03/2009, 01:20 PM
why is the peppered eel labeled as difficult? Is it because of the size it attains or is it hard to feed? is there a particular reason?

dfs/la2
04/03/2009, 01:38 PM
sevendigitcake,

Thank you for your post. The Peppered Eel’s environmental needs and special dietary requirements are the main reasons why this species is regarded to have a difficult care level. Since this Eel is known to grow up to 55” in captivity, a minimum aquarium size of 180 gallons is also recommended to provide sufficient space for this specimen. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to let us know.

Mike S.
LiveAquaria (http://www.liveaquaria.com)
Drs. Foster and Smith (http://www.drsfostersmith.com)