Electric catfish is the common name for the catfish (order Siluriformes) family
Malapteruridae. This family includes two genera, Malapterurus and
Apr 18, 2013 ... I wanted to feel what it is like to be shocked by an electric catfish. In this video I
am shocked briefly by the catfish when I try to lift him out of the ...
Electric Catfish Factoids. Origin. Nile river basin. Sexual Differences. None (
immaterial). Temperature. 75<sup>o</sup> to 80<sup>o</sup>. Attitude. Pugilistic and territorial.
Range Description: Malapterurus electricus is widely distributed, from Senegal (
and possible Mauritania) to Ethiopia, and along the entire length of the Nile from
Diet in the wild: the electric catfish is carnivorous and will eat almost anything
meaty and up to half its size. Diet in the zoo: the catfish gets a special mix of ...
Sometimes referred to as a "monster" fish or a "tank buster", this Electric Catfish at
its adult size should not be kept in a tank less than 200 gallons.
Electric catfish are nocturnal and spend most of the day hiding under shelter. M.
electricus is most active for a period of 4 to 5 hours after sunset as this is the time
Descriptions and articles about the Electric Catfish, scientifically known as
Malapterurus electricus in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Overview; Compreh.
Electric catfish are well known for their powerful electric abilities. Their electric
organs are paired and occupy most of the sides of the body. Unlike other fish with
Summary: "Africa's freshwater electric catfish (Malapterurus electricus) can
discharge up to 350 volts from an electric organ surrounding its body. Like the