Zebra Eels get their name from
their white and black stripes resembling those of a zebra. In
mature Zebra Eels these stripes are usually a very dark brown
When planning an aquarium for a zebra eel, keep
in mind that this fish can attain lengths of
up to 60 inches. This size will require a tank of about 100
gallons which is quite large. It is important to provide your
Zebra Eel with sufficient hiding places that
it feels secure in its home. These eels will spend a large portion
of their time with their body hidden from view. They will stick
their head out to look around and breathe.
Zebra Eels are a particularly
popular eel due to their passive nature. They may however bite
a human if they feel threatened or if they think you are food.
If this happens try not to jerk away as this could cause an
even worse wound.