Heteroconger enigmaticusis commonly referred to as Garden eal. Difficulty in the aquarium: Animale non indicato per i neofiti. A aquarium size of at least 2000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
Heterocongrine enigmaticus are common inhabitants of sand-rubble areas, frequently in the vicinity of coral reefs.Garden eels occur at depths between about 2-55 m. The eels construct permanent burrows in the sand, which they never leave.
Heteroconger enigmaticus body is relatively elongate, slightly compressed along head, progressively more so to tail tip. Bodx colour conspicuous black and white zebra-like bars, spots, and oblique bands on head, grading to bold maze of black and white vermiculations on body.