Originally Posted by cauterox04
Get a wolf fish.
A shovel nose cat fish
I believe wolf fish are illegal in the US, but it could only be specific states... If you went that route you'd need to verify first.
If you do end up with the arowana, I recommend making sure you know where it would be going once it outgrew the tank. If you plan on taking it to your LFS
, check that they accept donations once they're that size. If you plan on getting a larger tank, make sure you start saving for it as soon as you get the fish, otherwise "I'll upgrade when it needs it" inevitably turns into "shoot, its too big but I can't afford the new tank yet". Most arowanas grow about 2" a month until they hit 24", then they finally slow down, so you'd need that new tank or new home pretty quickly...