Blue Ribbon Eel Reviews

Facts & Details

Beautiful specimens. The Blue Ribbon Eel is bright blue with a yellow mouth and is the adult color of a mature male black ribbon eel. A female Ribbon Eel is yellow.As the Ribbon Eel matures they change sex to females.This eel grows to about 36 inches in length.This is an eel for only the very experienced aquarist, they can be difficult to get to start eating. Be prepared for your eel's arrival by having small feeder fish and shrimp available.True eels are elongated fishes, They possess no pelvic fins, and many species also lack pectoral fins. The dorsal and anal fins are fused with the caudal or tail fin, to form a single ribbon running along much of the length of the animal. Most true eels prefer to dwell in shallow waters or hide at the bottom layer of the ocean, sometimes in holes.Eels possess a flat and transparent larva. These drift in the surface waters of the sea feeding on dissolved nutrients, before developing first into glass eels and then into a young eel, referred to as an elver, and seeking out the adult habitat.