08-19-2010, 12:20 AM
| || | What eel is this!
I've been having some confusion identifying freshwater eels in the aquarium trade, and it seems like all the pet shops in my area (and the internet too) are having the same problem. I bought an eel labeled as a lesser spiny eel, but my friend bought a lesser spiny eel from another pet shop and they look completely different. I know there are so many different kinds of eels out there to buy, some being fire eels, peacock eels, zig-zag eels, tire track eels, and black spotted eels, and it just seems like everyone around has the names completely mixed up.
So I was wondering if someone (anyone!) could please list and identify many, if not all, the eels available in the aquarium trade to ultimately put an end to this confusion I've been having? Please!
But most importantly, I've attached a picture of my eel to this post. Can someone please correctly identify it???