The electric eel is a dangerous fish and we will not knowingly sell this to anyone with children. These eels, actually the largest knifefish in the World that happens to be shaped like an eel, at maximum size will emit 800 Volts. Our largest specimens are sold only to public aquariums. Please please take these fish seriously and ignore the internet nonsense that says these cannot kill a human, they can. However they are an amazing and unique pet and hardy. Kindly do your research on how you will conduct water changes and general maintenance without getting shocked prior to purchasing this animal. Electric eels feed on small live feeder fish.
Aquariumfishsale.com will not sell these eels to anyone under the age of 21. Electric eels are caught in the Amazon river basin of Peru and size will vary. Generally Aquariumfishsale.com receives them at 18 inches.
- Scientific name: ELECTROPHORUS ELECTRICUS
- Origin: Peru
- Lifespan: 30 years
- Max size: 72 inches
- Food: Live feeders
- Shipping Size: Approx. 12 to 24 inches