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Silver Arowana

Updated on February 26, 2011

Silver Arowana

Typical Silver Arowana. They are the most known, and the least expensive.
Typical Silver Arowana. They are the most known, and the least expensive.
Another Silver Arowana
Another Silver Arowana

Care n' Stuff

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.

Need more? Just ask.

Golden Arowana...At least $6,000

At least $6,000...Golden Arowana
At least $6,000...Golden Arowana | Source



  • 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.


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    • FishAreFriends profile image

      FishAreFriends 6 years ago from Colorado

      Haha! Wow thanks! My little guy has never jumped out of his hooded tank, but I heared they do. I guess i'm lucky!

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      Diana Owens 6 years ago from My Little Hole In The Wall, HubPages, USA

      Hi fish,

      Another very useful Hub. When I worked in the fish department of a pet store back in 1985, one of the things we had to deal with was keeping the Arowana's IN their tanks. The two big ones regularly jumped out...yes, they had tops on the tanks. So, our boss, fearing the loss of his huge investment, ended up bringing in bricks to put on top to hold the lids down. They are STRONG little suckers and picking them up off the floor was quite a task! Neither of them died from it after jumping out several times each. Tough little boogers. The bricks were ugly, but they worked!

      Great Hub. Very informative!

      Keep it up!

      I'd like to read something about Bala Sharks if you have any info on them. (: