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Care: Arowanas are semi- agressive, and they like to swim, they are slow moving, and graceful. Never scare your arowana because they can spazz, and possibly break the tank. Arowanas are good alone, or in large groups, or with other larger, semi-agressive species (Pacu, Tinfoil barbs, smaller oscars, and bigger goldfish, large chiclids). They will eat any other fish that fits in their mouth. They are rapid growers and may start in a ten gallon, but at full size they need a 180 (or more) gallon tank. A good choice would be a 250 gallon tank, to keep the fish happy. They should be in 75-80 degrees farenheit. They hate cold temperatures. Beware, theese fish jump, so have a fully covbered tank. They can live 18+ years. Change their water about 40% each week, they produce a LOT of waste.
Description: They are almost dragon like, and silver. They have big scales. They also have forked barbeks that extend from the lower lip. They can reach up to 3 feet in size. In the wild, they are much bigger.
Food: They eat almost everything, including:whole shrimp, crayfish, mice, earthworms, chunks of raw fish, mealworms, crabmeat, but their staple is always bugs. Dont feed them frogs. They like variety, and a healthy, prime, balanced diet. Sopmetimes they can be picky eaters, too.
Breeding: Female arrowanas are typicaly larger then male Arowanas. They are mouthbrooders. Arowanas need a really, really big tank to breed in. You must provide very intense care for their young if they do breed, especially the right foods. If you want to breed theese fish, it is a long process and make ure you have the right research.
Decor: Arowanas don't like empty tanks. Decor keeps them more calm. Plants are okay, and will do absolutely fine in a tank.
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Golden Arowana...At least $6,000
- Silver arowana (This Hub)
- Gold arowana (extremely rare and expensive)
- Blue Arowana
- Black Arowana
- Jardini Arowana
- Asian Arowana
- Red Arowana (rare)
- Australian Arowana
- African Arowana
Arrowanas can come from all over the world. All theese species have special needs and size, so research the specific species. The silver Arowana is the most typical arowana.