Monday, February 9, 2015

Tire Track Eel

This little eel is native to India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia and a few other countries in that area. I first became aware of this cool creature when I was involved with the aquarium hobby. I only had one "tire track eel," but it didn't work out too well. I had that particular tank packed with aggressive eaters and the bottom-dwellers and scavengers took care of the lower section, as well. That type of scenario was especially bad for them, since these types of eels like to dwell close to the bottom and even burrow into the gravel, at times. Basically, I should have never bought the Tire Track Eel, but they are hard to turn down when you have fish tanks. I'm assuming they do well in less competitive tanks...

I would explain how they got their name, but their appearance should be self-explanatory. You know, like it has tire tracks imprinted on it? LOL! They are nocturnal for the most part, and they do prefer live foods, going by what I've read. Other than that, I don't really know very much about this eel. I just think they look cool so I posted it here; cheers!

Image Credit: Using the Google Image search with the 'free to use & share' function. The 2nd pic is from Wikimedia Commons. Source = en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tire_track_eel

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