Mexican Dragon Eel
Scientific Name: muraena lentiginosa
Reef Compatibility: No
Minimum Tank Size: 50 gallon
Max Size: 24 inches
Approximate Purchase Size: 8 to 10 inchesNotes: The Mexican Dragon Eel also known as the Jeweled Moray is a very hardy eel, but does require a well established, tightly sealed 50-gallon or larger aquarium with plenty of live rock for hiding. The Mexican Dragon Eel is not reef safe and will consume all fish and invertebrates it is able to catch.
The Mexican Dragon Eel is a nocturnal predator, ambushing fish and crustaceans. In the aquarium it will learn to feed during the daylight hours, and it will take frozen or freeze-dried krill, fish, shrimp, and most meaty foods. It can be taught to hand feed, although this should be done with caution, as it can inflict a painful bite.