I am trying to come up with an explanation for how a creature could create strong magnetic fields with a high level of control. I'm thinking that their 'writing' would be similar to how computers write to hard disks, which is why I'd like them to have a fine degree of control over this ability. I do have a mineral native to their system that is highly reactive to magnetism and is used extensively in their tech as their hands are not quite as dexterous as ours to manipulate things. I'm also not sure just how strong a field they really need with the existence of this mineral as I am perfectly fine with them being only able to nudge a chunk of iron, compared to being able to levitate moderate weights of this material. Still in the early phases of working out how such a mineral would be dispersed through, and what affect it would have on, an environment.
I suppose they will need some type of organ similar to the ones in electric eels to generate a current to power said field. So I guess my main question is: Is there a combination of electrolytes that is more efficient/powerful than the sodium and potassium that eels use? Could a creature be able to generate stronger fields, but also make highly controlled ones?