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Akeno071

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Would like to see what people think of this ones species. Images are about a year old but fish hasn't changed, probably 7-9 inches?
Every time I try looking up spiny eels all the species seem to start showing up the same set of images so hoping for somIMAG0371.jpgIMAG0343.jpgething more concrete.
 
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Would like to see what people think of this ones species. Images are about a year old but fish hasn't changed, probably 7-9 inches?
Every time I try looking up spiny eels all the species seem to start showing up the same set of images so hoping for somView attachment 1383806View attachment 1383807ething more concrete.
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Macrognathus guentheri
 

Akeno071

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I don't think it's Guentheri, image search shows different colouration. Mine seems significantly darker to be this one.
 
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kno4te

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Looks like a half banded eel. Let it settle in a bit.
 

Akeno071

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Half Banded Eel is what I was thinking myself when I googled. Thanks for the confirmation.
Although its been in the tank 3 years now, not a recent addition.
 

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Looks like macrognathus circumcinctus to me. I have an 8" one in my 55g. Those and the peacock eel are the most common spiny eels around me.
 

Akeno071

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Heres a photo that's not 2 years out of date.
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Very weird fish. It has decided after multiple years of being the most skittish annoying thing I've ever owned to the point of not eating food that isn't <1inch from its face for fear of leaving its hiding space to now roaming the tank and attacking my 2 Hoplo catfsh on site. Very confused by its 180 flip in behaviour, which is probably the only reason I was able to get this picture.
 
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