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Old 05-31-2018, 11:45 AM   #1
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Arowana!

Has anyone ever owned an Arowana in here?

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Old 05-31-2018, 02:31 PM   #2
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Arowana, is not a common topic on AA. It's a topic often discussed on the Monster Fishkeepers forum.
Baby Arowanas, okay in a 125G. Adults require an 8 ft. Tank, 300G - 400G minimum. A lock down tank lid is also needed.
Fancy juvenile Arowanas start at about $200. Adults, $800 ->.
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Or come to Canada and buy an Asian Arowana for $2500 +++ lol
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Arowanas are definately not the fish for most of us. An appropriately sized tank and stand alone would be cost prohibitive. Wow. Things are really expensive in canada.
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They are beautiful fish and I would love to have one but I'm aware of the size and difficulties of the species. I was curious to see if anyone here has successfully raised one
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I have had arrowana several times in the past.
One of my all time favorites .
Knowing better now I will probably never have one again unless I build the basement 2-3k tank.They don't belong in our tanks IMO. I always had mine a 6' 135 or 180 and just don't think that is enough..
I had 6 juveniles back in the 80s and 1 always owned 1/2 the tank while all others were kept in check.Removing the alpha only resulted in changing who swam on other end..Lasted 6-12 months before I had sold /traded all in.They started at 2 inches and were 8-12 when sold.
Last time in my 180 I obtained a 3-4 incher and it was all of 10 inches in under 6 months and ended up succumbing to some illness . Too small of a tank [stress] was my final verdict as he was the only victim.He was housed with tetras and rainbows..The tetras did not do well either but they passed healthy I am sure .
My first aro was all of 16 inches and he was in the 135 with a larger snakehead ,clown knife and red and black pacu pairs ! Talk about over stocking..Been there...
Although I consider them the most graceful fish to watch I just think most of us can not do justice for them..
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Research the Monsterfishkeeper species index. Information regarding Arowanas is abundant and easy to access there. I agree, they are one of the best looking fish in the hobby.
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