Juvenile Yellowmouth Moray is Irresistibly Cute

I’ve always had a thing for the yellowmouth moray, Gymnothorax nudivomer, as it’s one of the few species of marine fish that you can easily identify based on the color of the inside of its mouth. Despite having a fairly drab…

Video shows swimming honeycomb moray eel

The moray eel is a favorite among divers and a great subject for photography or videography. You will often find moray eels tucked away in a hole¬†with their jaw gaping open to facilitate respiration. If you’re lucky you might even…

Yelp! for groupers and moray eels

There are some peculiar symbiotic relationships on the reef and this newly uncovered one between a grouper and an eel may just take the cake (or the fish). Scientists and divers have seen groupers and eels working in tandem to…

Coral groupers use body sign language to communicate on the reef

Slinking across the reef, the coralgrouper shimmies its body and from out of nowhere, a giant moray eel slithers into a crevice to snare the prey and share in the hunt. This unusual scenario actually happens more than you think,…

Hand feeding with New Era Aquaculture cold-extruded pellets

One of the coolest things about cold-extruded pellets from New Era Aquaculture is that they are soft enough to be pressed into larger chunks and even shapes. We’ve been pressing the pellets together into larger chunks to feed big mouthed…

Moray eel’s second jaws take a note from Aliens

If you thought that eels were just elongated slimy predators with a big toothy mouth, you are mostly right. Mostly except for that second set of jaws that many members of anguilliformes have developed from modified gill arches. The adaptation…