Hey. dont let these people fool you, this IS a snowflake eel. it is the freshwater brother of the yellow spotted traditional snowflake eel. they are WAY more expensive and a lot rarer. i have one. Mine was also freshwater only when i bought him, and over the period of 3 monthss, i have converted him to full saltwater, which he THRIVES in. my salinity gravity is currently at 1.018. just remember, these fish like a higher Ph. usually around 8 or so.