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2 hours ago, aquaholic99 said:

Are these the freshwater morays that slowly eventually die without a salt water phase?

I'm not to sure winston but my mate has had one for atleast two yrs and still goin strong.he said to me they came from the top end somewhere but now are illegal to collect.

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The webpage you hyperlinked indicates this is the freshwater phase of a marine species (look on the right side) or on the 'More Info' (second) tab.

There does seem to be a lot of supporting evidence that it isn't really freshwater, but can survive in fresh. 

https://australianmuseum.net.au/freshwater-moray-gymnothorax-polyuranodon-bleeker-1853 says it is found in estuary and lower reaches of freshwater creeks.

Other less reliable sources 

http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/predatory/freshwatermoray.php

http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/gymnothorax-tile/

so this makes me wonder. I've never kept a freshwater moray. I have caught many an eel in freshwater that would normally return to the sea to breed eventually. Kept them for many years in fresh but I'm told they are a marine species. 

 

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4 hours ago, aquaholic99 said:

The webpage you hyperlinked indicates this is the freshwater phase of a marine species (look on the right side).

There does seem to be a lot of supporting evidence that it isn't really freshwater, but can survive in fresh. 

https://australianmuseum.net.au/freshwater-moray-gymnothorax-polyuranodon-bleeker-1853 says it is found in estuary and lower reaches of freshwater creeks.

Other less reliable sources 

http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/predatory/freshwatermoray.php

http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/gymnothorax-tile/

so this makes me wonder. I've never kept a freshwater moray. I have caught many an eel in freshwater that would normally return to the sea to breed eventually. Kept them for many years in fresh but I'm told they are a marine species. 

 

Looks like it says 'Freshwater' with 'Marine larvae stage. And in the 'More Info' section says it inhabits freshwater year round. Ive heard of guys keeping these for over 5 years in pure fresh. 

Such a cool looking thing. 

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