One more new inhabitant is a Gymnarchus niloticus fish.
The St. Petersburg Oceanarium has welcomed new inhabitants, a Nile crocodile and a Gymnarchus niloticus fish. The crocodile was named Nilushka, a diminutive from Nil, which sounds similar to the Nile.
The crocodile is 13, its former owners had to find a new place for it as the building where they kept it is now being renovated and is too cold for the reptile.
Now the crocodile has a 40 square meter ‘apartment’ with enough water and ultraviolet lamps. Nilushka is 3 meters long and weighs 110 kilograms. It gets fish and turkey for dinner and is given vitamins.
The Nile crocodile is the largest of the three African crocodile species.
The Gymnarchus niloticus fish otherwise called ‘the Nile dragon’ can generate electric impulses up to 25 Volts. Their head carries a positive charge while the tail is charged negatively.
Photo anf video: St. Petersburg TV channel