White Ribbon Eel (Pseudechidna brummeri)

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White Ribbon Eel

Pseudechidna brummeri

379 Litres (100 US G.)

80-103 cm (31.5-40.6")


8.2 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Live Foods
Other (See article)

8-15 years



Additional names

White Ribbon Eel, White Ribbon Moray, Ghost Eel

Additional scientific names

Muraena brummeri, Strophidon brummeri

Tank compatibility[edit]

Peaceful with companions larger than their mouth. Generally Reef safe.


In captivity they will readily accept frozen Silversides and Krill offered with a feeding stick. Small feeder shrimp or fish are best if not eating.

Feeding regime[edit]

Depends on the eel. Some will eat everyday. Others once a week. They will often go on "hunger strikes" for a week or so for reasons unknown. Patience is the key. It often takes some coaxing to get them to eat. But with patience most adapt well enough to be fed by hand. Simple tank cleaning procedures may "spook" them and cause what was a very outgoing Eel to become wary of you. Again with time and patience they will return to normal.

Environment specifics[edit]

Reef dweller. A lot of rock with plenty of crevices to hide in and hunt from. Sandy or Aragonite substrate.


Peaceful but may eat smaller shrimp or fish. Safe with anything larger than it's mouth. Much easier to care for than than other Ribbon Eel species. It can often be seen swimming around the tank when hungry. Most times they are content to hang their head out from rock crevices and wait patiently for their prey. I have heard of no negative interactions with reef tank systems. They are very "snakelike" so it is suggested that you keep the water level of your tank at least 1" below the top of the tank or cover it completely. They do not house well with other Eels. Very aggressive toward their own species or other Ribbon Eels. More aggressive Eel species such as the Snowflake Eel will harass them and make feeding difficult.


Long, slender, off white body with a bright white stripe running it's entire length. The head has small black speckles.


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