Macrognatus circumcinctus
81F
Explanation of the symbols

75F
Family : Mastacembelidae
Origin : Thailand
Length of the fish : 16 cm - 6"
Min. length aquarium : 150 cm - 60"
English names : Spotted Spiny eel, Zig Zag Spiny Eel
This fish is very aggressive to species of their own kind.  He should be kept together with large fishes.  He thinks that small fishes are food.  The substrate should be sandy with peat where they can hide when they are in danger.   The aquarium should be planted densely with robust plants because they need hiding places during the day.  The light should be dimmed by using floating plants.   

You should give them live food.  They mostly eat at night.

About breeding in the aquarium nothing is known.

Photo Credit
Andy Isoft

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