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Asian Swamp Eels FAQs - 14 Found
• Asian swamp eels breathe air and can achieve up to 25% of respiration through the skin.
• They can survive weeks without food.
• After spending part of their life as females, some individuals undergo a natural sex change, transforming into males. All larger individuals are males.
• The large males construct bubble nests at the mouth of burrows and guard the eggs and young. A high degree of parental care is given, probably assuring greater reproductive success.
• Because Asian swamp eels are air breathers, conventional eradication measures such as ichthyocides (chemicals which deny oxygen to the gills) are ineffective.