Help Id My Eel

  1. p

    perrydaplatypus Valued Member Member

    I got this guy/gal from petsmart and it was labeled as a peacock eel. I want to know if that was correct cause after looking it up i dont think it is a peacock eel 20180615_042215.jpg
     
  2. kayla.s

    kayla.s Well Known Member Member

    Half banded spiny eel?
     
  3. IHaveADogToo

    IHaveADogToo Well Known Member Member

    It looks like a peacock/spiny eel to me, but you're right that it's not a typical one. It's probably a subspecies of peacock eel.

    When did you get it? If it's brand new, it's coloring might not have come in yet.
     
  4. fissh

    fissh Well Known Member Member

    I AGREE, IT'S HALF BANDED SPINEY ELL , ALSO KNON AS A ZIG ZAG EEL.
     
  5. AquaticJ

    AquaticJ Well Known Member Member

    AGREED, BUT WHY ARE WE YELLING?
     
  6. OP
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    perrydaplatypus Valued Member Member

    Thats what i was thinking but those are a bit darker

    I got it yesterday
     
  7. Seth15

    Seth15 Valued Member Member

    Macrognathus circumcintus, half banded spiny eel.
     
  8. OP
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    perrydaplatypus Valued Member Member

    Thats wjat i was thinking but the pics and videos of half banded made them seem darker than mine and the zig zag has a totally different pattern right?
     
  9. Adriifu

    Adriifu Well Known Member Member

  10. AquaticJ

    AquaticJ Well Known Member Member

    Could be a dull colored tire track, but OP it’s probably stressed still so you’ll have to let it color up a bit
     
  11. C

    Coptapia Valued Member Member

    Circumcinctus. Probably a bit pale because it's new and/or stressed.
     
  12. OP
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    perrydaplatypus Valued Member Member

    Thank you everyone for your help. Everything i look up on tge internet is pointing towards the half banded spiny eel. I just wanted to see if yall would confirm that or not. All help much appreciated