This website is dedicated to the fully aquatic
species of snakes -- Acrochordus.
I have been working with
Acrochordus since 2005. My success has been limited. However, I am steadily
working my way through the learning curve. The links to the left offer
pictures and caresheet information on the care of the 3 Acrochordus filesnakes.
The captive husbandry
requirements of these snakes has confused and astounded keepers for many, many
years. Traditionally, they all died regardless of how much thought and effort
was put into their care. Even those with success eventually lost the battle of
keeping Acros alive long-term. However, there have been a few Individuals over
time that have been able to keep them for many years. Sadly, many really
don't understand-Why-they have been successful while so many others have
failed, and those that do have success--have not been forthcoming in sharing their
This website intends to do
just that--Share the Knowledge.
Arafura Filesnake Acrochordus arafurae eating a
I hope that one-day, in the
not so distant future, an average 15 yr old herper will be able to keep these
fascinating creatures with relative ease.
My Intent here is not so
much to teach You how to keep these wonderful creatures, but rather to simply
share what is working for Me and what hasn't worked--and hopefully: WHY!
Its way past time for these
animals to be kept alive long-term by interested keepers. Traditionally, they go
to the Skin Trade. What A Shame! Just Google:
As My Successes Increase
and My Failures Diminish,
I intend to share that here with You.
I have kept all 3 species of
Acrochordus. I have lost all 3 species of Acrochordus. Currently, I am working
with A. javanicus. When opportunity presents itself I will once again acquire
some A. arafurae. Lacking any real saltwater/marine experience-I am foregoing
efforts towards A. granulatus. I do have the opportunity to buy them very
cheaply from time to time, so I may give them a whirl again before I am really
ready to devote the time and effort to that learning curve. But my intent at
this time is not to actively pursue A. granulatus.
There is a lot of
within the text of this website.
Videos of Acrochordus granulatus feeding in
captivity, compliments of Timothy James Gould!