Arowana are very interesting fish. Many people who breed Arowana as pets choose the silver Arowana fish. After all, folklore says that owning an Arowana can bring good fortune and ward off evil spirits. Seems like good reasons to own one of these fish.
The fish has a unique, elongated appearance with a body covered in silver scales. The fish is also known for its short head and stiff jaw. This fish is found in many parts of the world, such as South America, parts of Africa, Vietnam, Australia, and Asia, to name a few.
Although the Arowana is a very beautiful fish, it is a predator. In nature, the Arowana eats other fish, insects, and even birds. Because the fish has the ability to literally jump out of the water, it can hook animals to the low branches of trees and brush them. As pets, this fish is known to often jump out of its aquariums. This especially happens when they are scared by loud noises and other disturbances.
Also, due to the aggressive nature of the fish, it is known to eat tankmates and even attack other Arowana. In other words, it’s hard for these guys to make friends in the fish tank.
These fish are not only hard, but also difficult to breed at home. To raise these fish on your own, you need a very large tank. Most experts recommend a fish tank that has at least 250 gallons. This is because an adult Arowana can grow to be 47 inches long. And having a small tank would not allow them to swim and turn as needed.
Also, the water, as with any fish tank, must be at the right temperature and have the correct pH.
For Arowana, the temperature should be between 75 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit (24-30 C) and the pH should be between 6.5 and 7.5.
Since the fish is so aggressive, adding other fish to the tank can be tricky. However, it is possible to find tankmates for the fish. For example, sometimes Oscars, Jack Dempsey fish and catfish can work. That said, there is absolutely no guarantee due to the aggressive nature of the fish.
Silver Arowana can be difficult to breed from home, proper care is essential for success. However, raising them can also be a very rewarding hobby.
Elvis writes about blue crayfish, martial arts, and of course raising Arowana fish.
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