Spiney Eel 6cm

Are you ready to embark on an aquatic journey like no other? Look no further than the captivating Spiney Eel, a living masterpiece that combines elegance, mystery, and allure in one breathtaking aquatic companion.

The Enchantment of the Spiney Eel:

Imagine an underwater dance of grace and charm – that's the Spiney Eel for you. With its elongated body adorned with delicate, iridescent scales, the Spiney Eel is an underwater jewel that effortlessly glides through the water, creating an enchanting spectacle that never fails to captivate onlookers. The Spiney Eel, known for its mesmerizing beauty, is the embodiment of aquatic wonder.

Home Sweet Home: Natural Environment:

Originating from the serene waters of freshwater rivers and lakes, the Spiney Eel thrives in calm, well-filtered environments that mimic its natural habitat. These aquatic wonders prefer dimly lit tanks, where their reflective scales shimmer like stars in the night sky. Craft an oasis of tranquility for your Spiney Eel as you witness its innate elegance unfurl.

Perfect Partners: Ideal Tank Mates:

When curating the perfect aquatic ecosystem, consider companions that match the Spiney Eel's peaceful disposition. Opt for gentle tank mates such as small to medium-sized fish and non-aggressive bottom-dwellers. Compatibility is key to ensuring a harmonious underwater symphony, where each creature enhances the other's presence.

Royal Treatment: Tank Requirements:

To provide your Spiney Eel with a regal dwelling, equip your tank with the essentials:

  • Tank Size: A spacious aquarium of at least 30 gallons provides ample room for the Spiney Eel to explore and thrive.
  • Filtration: Invest in a reliable filtration system to maintain pristine water quality, as the Spiney Eel prefers well-oxygenated waters.
  • Substrate: A soft, sandy substrate recreates the riverbed environment, allowing your eel to comfortably burrow.
  • Décor: Driftwood and caves provide both aesthetic appeal and hiding spots for the eel to retreat to.
  • Lighting: Dim lighting replicates their natural habitat and reduces stress.

Feeding Finesse: Food and Feed Instructions:

Elevate your Spiney Eel's vitality by nourishing it with a balanced diet. These carnivorous creatures thrive on protein-rich sustenance, including live and frozen foods like bloodworms, brine shrimp, and small insects. Feed your eel 2-3 times a week, offering portions that it can consume within minutes to prevent overfeeding and water quality issues.

The Dance of Life: Breeding Habits:

Unlock the mysteries of the Spiney Eel's life cycle by embracing their unique breeding habits. Though breeding in captivity can be challenging, it is not impossible. Provide a separate breeding tank with gentle currents, a hiding spot, and closely monitored water parameters. With patience and dedication, you might be rewarded with the mesmerizing sight of Spiney Eel fry emerging into the world.

Experience Aquatic Magic: Order Your Spiney Eel Today!

Unleash the allure of the underwater realm into your life with the Spiney Eel. Craft a haven of elegance and wonder within your aquarium as you welcome this captivating creature into your home. With its graceful dance, mysterious charm, and aquatic elegance, the Spiney Eel promises an enchanting journey that will leave you spellbound.

Transform your aquatic world today – order your Spiney Eel and witness the magic firsthand!

  • 1 x Spiney Eel 6cm

DOA Policy for Live Fish shipping

At Aquaholics, we place utmost importance on the careful shipping of live fish to ensure their safe arrival. Our commitment to quality includes taking various measures during transit. Each fish bag is infused with medical-grade oxygen and an ammonia-neutralizing solution. In colder periods, we also utilize heat packs to maintain optimal temperatures. However, we understand that unforeseen circumstances can sometimes lead to unfortunate outcomes. To provide you with peace of mind, we have implemented a Dead-on Arrival (DOA) policy that ensures you are covered in such situations.


  1. Owner's Presence: It is essential for the owner or an authorised representative to be available at the provided shipping address to receive the fish. If no one is available, the courier will leave your parcel in a safe space as all fish orders are shipped ATL.
  2. Shipping Address: Please provide a valid street address for shipping. Ensure the address is accurate and complete to avoid any delivery issues.
  3. Reporting DOA: If you receive a fish that is dead on arrival, please notify us promptly. Within 2 hours of receiving the fish, send an email to our customer support team. Include the following details in your email:
    • Name: Your full name
    • Order Number: The unique order number associated with your purchase
    • DOA Fish Picture: Attach a clear picture of the deceased fish

Terms and Conditions:

  1. Timely Notification: Please make your DOA claim within 2 hours of receiving the fish. Claims submitted after this timeframe will not be eligible for compensation.
  2. Proper Documentation: Ensure that your email includes accurate and complete information, including your name, order number, email, and a clear picture of the deceased fish. Incomplete or inaccurate information may delay the processing of your claim.
  3. Verification: Our customer support team will review the provided information to verify the DOA claim. Once the claim is validated, we will proceed with the appropriate compensation.
  4. Compensation Options: In the event of a DOA, we offer two compensation options: a) Store Credit: You will receive a store credit equal to the value of the deceased fish, which can be used for future purchases. b) Refund: We can issue a refund for the value of the deceased fish, processed through the original payment method used for the purchase.
  5. Shipping Costs: Please note that shipping costs are non-refundable unless the entire order is considered a DOA.
  6. Conditions Apply: Our DOA policy covers only fish that are dead upon arrival. It does not apply to fish that perish after successful delivery and acclimation to their new environment.

We are committed to providing the best possible experience for our customers and ensuring the well-being of our live fish. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our DOA policy, don't hesitate to get in touch with our customer support team at [email protected] , and we will be glad to assist you.



Note: The terms and conditions outlined in this DOA policy are subject to change without prior notice. We recommend reviewing the most up-to-date policy on our website or contacting our customer support team for any updates.

Thank you again for allowing us on your aqaurium journey.


Jesse Elstak



Species: Spiney Eel (Mastacembelidae family)

Physical Traits:

  • Size: Typically 20-30 cm in length.
  • Coloration: Iridescent scales with shades of silver, gold, blue, and green.
  • Body: Long and slender, with pectoral fins and extended dorsal and anal fins.


  • Origin: Native to Asia and Africa's freshwater bodies.
  • Preference: Soft substrate, driftwood, aquatic vegetation.


  • Activity: Primarily nocturnal, solitary hunters.
  • Diet: Carnivores, feed on insects, crustaceans, and small fish.


  • Tank: Suggest 70-100 liters.
  • Water Conditions: 22-28°C temperature, pH 6.5-7.5, soft to moderately hard water.
  • Needs: Efficient filtration, aeration, sandy substrate, hiding spots.


  • Diet: Live and frozen foods like bloodworms, brine shrimp, small fish.
  • Schedule: Feed 2-3 times weekly, small portions.


  • Complexity: Breeding challenges due to specific requirements.
  • Setup: Separate breeding tank, gentle currents, hiding spots.

Elevate Your Aquatic World: Get Your Spiney Eel Today! Experience elegance as the Spiney Eel transforms your aquatic domain. With captivating traits and behaviors, this creature promises to elevate your aquarium journey. Secure your Spiney Eel now for an enchanting underwater experience.

SKU LF-spot_finned_eel10cm
Barcode # 880655340481
Brand Live Fish
Shipping Weight 0.1000kg
Shipping Width 0.100m
Shipping Height 0.100m
Shipping Length 0.100m


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