How one can Maintain Arowana Fish


Retaining an Arowana has truly been a finding out experience. I bought this fish not completely realizing what I was getting myself into. This isn’t a foul issue ideas you. It’s merely that proudly proudly owning one in all these guys is rather more hair elevating than I had anticipated. I’ve heard this fish talked about proper right here by a couple of you guys. I’ve had mine for over two years so… Why not correct a little bit of article about them?!

The Silver Arowana Care is a very Jurassic fish. It appears to be like a dinosaur and usually acts like a dinosaur. They attain ridiculous proportions throughout the wild, nonetheless aquarium specimens are said to not typically attain three ft. Mine is solely decrease than two ft and its progress has undoubtedly slowed, I’m not pretty in a position to say it has stopped though.

For those who’re considering getting definitely one in every of these fish then its measurement have to be thought-about. My aquarium is six ft prolonged and it seems sufficient. I would not at all ponder inserting one in one thing shorter. This fish desires room to swim.

No matter its measurement nonetheless mine has a turning radius of no additional that eight inches. I’ve be taught totally different householders say that if the Aro is compelled to swim backwards too usually (from lack of swimming space) its gill covers can begin to twist outward. I’ve certainly not seen this nevertheless I can take into consideration that it’s doable because of the Aro’s gill covers are very delicate.

Feeding the Arowana could also be very simple. They’re filter feeders by nature, nevertheless they’ve all the devices to be absolute killing machines. My Aro eats one thing that floats along with; pellets, bugs, freeze dried worms and algae discs (so long as you float them or they sink slowly).

The Aro moreover loves feeder fish, however he bores shortly of chasing them in the event that they’re truly small. When my pond fish turned cannibalistic remaining winter I began feeding the nastiest of them to the Aro one after the opposite. He had no problem consuming a pair of 5 inch comets a day. My Aro is a extremely clear eater. It is unusual that one thing makes its method out of his gills when he swallows. He doesn’t “chew” on his prey like a cichlid, he swallows them total.

My Aro is simply not aggressive in the direction of his tank mates, solely his dinner. He chomps at any type of meals with tenacity. It’s an excellent suggestion to position the meals in when he’s on the other side of the aquarium, in every other case I’d most likely get moist.

In distinction, this fish will take down an outstanding sized goldfish, however has in no way even nipped at my three inch Silver Dollars. I keep contemplating that eventually they’re going to start disappearing nonetheless it hasn’t occurred. Usually my Aro will get picked on my Oscar, he certainly not fights once more.

Arowanas are positively jumpers. Mine has been on the bottom twice. He didn’t need any type of working start to get 15 toes away from the aquarium. Every cases he jumped it was all through water modifications. I really feel this fish is claustrophobic.

The tube from the siphon can severely prohibit the swimming home and if I don’t preserve it out of his methodology he’ll get nervous. Selecting this fish up off the bottom is not any picnic. They’ve razor sharp tooth and extremely efficient jaws, in that type of panic they’re going to try to chunk you. Be very cautious.

I as quickly as be taught on-line that it’s a superb suggestion to “pet” your Aro sometimes so that it turns into used to your hand throughout the aquarium. That’s ridiculous. My Aro is a runner, not a fighter. If I agitated him on this way I am sure that he’d take off. Just by my very personal commentary, I’d say that these fish need to be swimming to breathe accurately. My Aro NEVER stops shifting.

My Aro is a minimal of as inclined to sickness as my Oscar. Shortly after I obtained him he developed fin rot. With each week he had no fins the least bit. One month of Melafix had him once more to common though. When my Oscar obtained HITH, my Aro purchased HITH.

After remedy, my Oscar’s hole healed up correctly. The Aro nonetheless bears the scars. Arowanas are moreover very liable to get Drop Eye. This could be a state of affairs the place one or every of the fish’s eyes flip a few ranges downward and switch into mounted there.

There’s some controversy as as to if or not that’s definitely a sickness. Arowanas caught throughout the wild in no way have this example; nonetheless it’s vitally seemingly (increased than 50% seemingly) to point up inside the aquarium.

It does not impact the fish’s whole effectively being and subsequently is on no account life threatening. It’s very susceptible to be a genetic topic from inbreeding at fish farms. My Aro has one drop eye. It hasn’t impacted his capability to see and swim gracefully so I’m not nervous about it. Of the “cures” it’s possible you’ll even see on the net for drop eye, I’ve found all of them to be bogus.

Are Arowanas acceptable tank mates for Oscars? Certain and No. Okay… principally no. These fish get HUGE. Mine is 2 ft and may or couldn’t get loads larger. They produce at least as quite a bit waste as an Oscar. Heavy filtration is a ought to. As for all Oscar tank mates, you’re going to wish to try it to your self.

I protect a vigilant eye on mine to make sure that he isn’t getting bullied. My Aro has under no circumstances stood up for himself. He merely desires to have the power to protect his distance if he should. If you happen to’ll keep thought of one in all these great fish, put collectively for many labor, on a giant aquarium.

You want a tank that’s a minimal of 6 toes prolonged with a heavy lid or one factor you’ll strap down. They admire sturdy currents near the ground, and a great deal of oxygen inside the water. This fish isn’t the least bit picky regarding the water he is in as long as it is clear.

Sustaining one with a lot much less aggressive fish wouldn’t almost definitely be all that troublesome for the seasoned aquarist. Holding one with an Oscar is a fragile balancing act. While you’re the sort of one who’s new to preserving fish, I’d go away this monster on the retailer.


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