Yellow Canary Eel
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  • Yellow Canary Eel

  • Gymnothorax miliaris

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    No Size Set - $700
  • Tank Size: 180 Gallons
    Tempermant: Aggressive
    Maximum Size:
    Coloration: Yellow, Brown, Black
    Diet: Carnivore
    Regions Found: Brazil
    Reef Compatible: Yes (With Caution)
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Guarantee: Live Guarantee Available
    Water Conditions: 74-82° F, SG 1.020-1.027, PH 7.9-8.5
    Other Names: Banana Eel
  • Description
  • The Yellow Canary Eel, also known as the Golden Moray Eel or Banana Eel (due to a color variation), is a stunning inhabitant of the Atlantic Ocean. Scientifically classified as Gymnothorax miliaris, this eel is prized for its vibrant coloration and can be a captivating addition to a large saltwater aquarium – though not for the faint of heart.

    Sporting a body that can reach up to two feet in length, the Yellow Canary Eel has an elongated, snake-like form. Unlike most fish, they lack pelvic and pectoral fins, giving them a unique wiggling motion as they propel themselves through the water. True to its name, the most sought-after variation of this eel boasts a brilliant yellow body, often likened to a canary or a ripe banana. However, these eels can also exhibit a range of other colorations depending on their geographic location. Some may be a golden yellow with black spots, while others have a dark brown base scattered with tiny white speckles, or a mottled yellowish-brown pattern.

    Despite their captivating looks, Yellow Canary Eels are carnivores and should be approached with caution. Their eyesight is not the greatest, and they can deliver a powerful bite – even mistaking fingers for food. If you plan on keeping one as a pet, feeding with tongs is highly recommended to avoid any unpleasant encounters. Fortunately, these eels are generally hardy and adapt well to captivity, as long as their tank is spacious and has a tight-fitting lid to prevent escape attempts (they are notorious for being escape artists!). With proper care, including regular water changes and a diet of meaty foods like shrimp and fish, the Yellow Canary Eel can grace your aquarium for many years to come.

    Tiny: Up to 6", Small: Over 6-7", Small / Medium: Over 7-8.5", Medium: Over 8.5-10", Medium / Large: Over 10-12", Large: Over 12-14", Extra Large: Over 14-18", Extra Extra Large: Over 18-22", Show Size: Over 22-26", Jumbo: Over 26"

    All fish purchases come with a package of Blue Life Safety Stop to help reduce infections and illnesses that could present themselves. Please read more about Safety Stop here…

    If you have any questions please contact Eric Cohen TankStop owner and well respected industry veteran.

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