Peacock Eel (Macrognathus siamensis)

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The Peacock Eel (Macrognathus siamensis), also known as the Spiny Eel or Leopard Eel, is a unique and interesting freshwater fish species. It originates from Southeast Asia, specifically Thailand and Cambodia, where it inhabits slow-moving rivers, streams, and marshy areas. The Peacock Eel gets its name from the vibrant and eye-catching pattern resembling the feathers of a peacock. They are most active at night but will come out when food is present.

  • SOLD SIZE: 3.5”-4.5”
  • Origin: Southeast Asia (Thailand, Cambodia)
  • Max size: 12-16 inches
  • Recommended tank size: Minimum 30 gallons
  • Water temperature: 75-82°F
  • Temperament: Generally peaceful, but can be territorial
  • Diet: Carnivorous, primarily feeds on small invertebrates and meaty foods such as bloodworms, brine shrimp, and small fish.
  • Lifespan: 8-10 years