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Photo Of The Week - Japanese Dragon Moray Eel (Enchelycore pardalis)

Photo Of The Week - Japanese Dragon Moray Eel (Enchelycore pardalis)
The Japanese Dragon Moray Eel (Enchelycore pardalis) is a beautiful, unique, and rarely seen fish that will amaze anyone. This is a fish we recommend to intermediate level hobbyists for they tend to need more attention when acclimating and husbandry care. It can be a hardy fish when provided with the right care. This particular moray eel measures about a foot and a half, so a hobbyist should provide it with an aquarium of at least 100 gallons. Dragon Moray Eels tend to grow up to about 3 feet, so hobbyists shouldn't mind investing in a larger aquariums if they don't have one already. This is a benthic fish, so provide its new aquarium home with a sandy substrate. To help it better acclimate to its new home, re-create caves with few large rock pieces for it to seek refuge from the light. Also, include a tight canopy or lid on its tank for it can find its way outside of the tank. It is an aggressive and predatory of fish and crustaceans that can fit in its mouth and it can move some coral pieces. So, exercise caution when adding to a community or reef tank. Feed it once or twice a week meaty foods. It may need targeted feedings to accept frozen foods.