Moray Eels: How Many Is Too Many For Your Above Ground Pool? Scientists Say 4

Moray Eels: How Many Is Too Many For Your Above Ground Pool? Scientists Say 4

Summer is upon us, and that means it’s time to break off the cover on that above ground pool you’ve been waiting to jump in all Spring.

But every time pool season rolls around, you probably wonder how many moray eels you should stock. Should you just get one to save money and minimize the risk of getting your toes ripped off by their razor sharp teeth? Or should you go all in and get a whole swarm of the ferocious hunters?

Recent studies by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration indicate that you should house no more than three moray eels in your above ground pool.

“Regardless of how big your pool is, if there are four or more moray eels in there your family will most definitely be ripped to shreds,” said marine biologist Dr. Nick Hovan. “Once an eel digs its deadly fangs into your child’s throat and locks its pharyngeal jaw into place, there’s no escape. This is why we recommend no more than three of these apex predators in your above ground pool at any given time.”

The major eel stores will try to entice you to buy four, or even five, moray eels for your pool. Many of them will even offer a free barracuda if you buy four or more. But don’t fall into their trap. Your family will be perfectly happy with three moray eels in the pool, and they might even live to see next summer!