ELEC­TRIC CAT­FISH

Practical Fishkeeping (UK) - - Freshwater -

Sci­en­tific name: Malapteru­rus elec­tri­cus Pro­nun­ci­a­tion: Mal-ap-tare-err-uss ell-eck-trick-uss Size: Max 122cm, usu­ally un­der 100cm in aquaria Ori­gin: Wide­spread through the Nile, Also Lake Chad and Sene­gal basins Habitat: Deep, slug­gish or stand­ing wa­ter over rocks and wood Tank size: 240x120x120cm for one Wa­ter re­quire­ments: 7.0-8.0 ph, 12-20°H Tem­per­a­ture: 23-30°C Feed­ing: Large pel­lets and tablets, fresh and frozen fish, earth­worm, prawn, mus­sel Avail­abil­ity and cost: Quite rare nowa­days; prices from £80

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