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Mastacembelus armatus


Family: Mastacembelidae
Species: Mastacembelus armatus
Common Name: Tiretrack Eel, Zig-zag eel
Size: Up to 15 inches (38cm)
Note: Should not be considered a home aquarium fish, young are sometimes seen for sale and caution should taken before purchasing. It is unfair to subject any animal to less than ideal living conditions.
Habitat: Asia: Pakistan to Viet Nam and Indonesia.
Min Tank Size: 125 gallon when young.
Diet: Omnivorous, live preferred but will eat anything meaty.
Behavior: Peaceful, will eat smaller fish.
Water: Freshwater, Brackish pH 6.5 to 7.5, dH range: to 15° dH, temperature range of 71 to 81°F (22-27°C)
Note: Although sold as freshwater, they are really a brackish fish and will benefit from the addition of some marine salt.
Care: Easy once acclimated, but do require live food.
Communities: Good, do not keep with smaller fish.
Suitability: Poor, grows to large for most home aquaria.

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