Pantherinus Eel (Mastacembelus pantherinus)


The rare Pantherinus Eel (Mastacembelus pantherinus), also known as the panther eel, hails from Lake Indawgyi in Myanmar/Burma. They are a relatively large member of the genus Mastacembelus, the spiny eels, growing up to 18″ long. Other members of the genus include fire eels and zigzag eels.


Pantherinus Eel (Mastacembelus pantherinus)

Origin: Lake Indawgyi, Burma
Diet: Predator, feeds on insects, fish, and crustaceans in the wild. Will accept frozen foods but can be finicky at first.
Adult Size: 18″
Recommended Tank Size: 90 gallon
Compatibility: Generally not aggressive towards tankmates too big to be considered a meal. Should not be kept with overly aggressive fish which may nip at their fins or that may out compete them for food.

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          7.0  – 8.2
Temp:                     76-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm