was the electric eels near threatened?
Yes. Electric eels will attack humans when they feel threatened, and their shock of 600 volts is powerful enough to kill a horse. Electric eels can grow as long as 8 ft from head to tail end, and weigh up to 45 pounds. Attacks from electric eels are very rare in humans, but researches have said that a shock from an electric eel can cause heart or respiratory failure and drowning in shallow water.
No, although both electric eels and catfish are ray-finned fishes, electric eels are the only members of the genus Electrophorus. There are electric catfish, but they are not closely related to electric eels and their electric shock only reaches an intensity of 35o volts versus the electric eels' intensity of 6oo volts.
They are friends with eels because they can't eat them and they are there ancestors ,so there for they might just get electric shocked by the eels if they mess with them . So that is why eels don't get eaten , so with that information we know that eels are not a prey to any animal just a predator . SO WITH THIS INFO I WOULD NOT GO NEAR A EELS OR YOU MIGHT…