Electric eel questions

Electriceels101

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I have several questions about electric eels
Do the males or females get bigger as I have read from different sources that the females do and others that the males do?
Are they Cannibals?
Does anyone have electrophorus voltai(strongest electric eel as a pet)
Do they get aggressive and territorial?
And is electrophorus electricus or electrophorus varii the weakest one
 

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I have several questions about electric eels
Do the males or females get bigger as I have read from different sources that the females do and others that the males do?
Are they Cannibals?
Does anyone have electrophorus voltai(strongest electric eel as a pet)
Do they get aggressive and territorial?
And is electrophorus electricus or electrophorus varii the weakest one
Welcome aboard

I never heard of the Electric Eel being cannibals and didn't know there were different species. Hopefully someone will chime in to answer your other questions
https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/...tric-eels-any-fun-to-keep.745008/post-8397239
 
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Electriceels101

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I have several questions about electric eels
Do the males or females get bigger as I have read from different sources that the females do and others that the males do?
Are they Cannibals?
Does anyone have electrophorus voltai(strongest electric eel as a pet)
Do they get aggressive and territorial?
And is electrophorus electricus or electrophorus varii the weakest one
Welcome aboard

I never heard of the Electric Eel being cannibals and didn't know there were different species. Hopefully someone will chime in to answer your other questions
https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/...tric-eels-any-fun-to-keep.745008/post-8397239
Thanks
Also are they legal to own in New York
 
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As far as the trade goes they all come in labeled as electrophorus electricus. I've never seen any list with the different species as that's a pretty recent distinction. I kept mine by itself but I've seen people keep multiple together. I have no idea how to sex them besides I would assume females get larger.
 

Electriceels101

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As far as the trade goes they all come in labeled as electrophorus electricus. I've never seen any list with the different species as that's a pretty recent distinction. I kept mine by itself but I've seen people keep multiple together. I have no idea how to sex them besides I would assume females get larger.
I always thought the females got bigger in fish in general but seeing something say otherwise really has me searching
 
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