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Old 05-08-2020, 09:03 PM   #1
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Silver Arowana

I see a lot of smaller and beginner-friendly fish in here so iíd like to showcase a bigger and somewhat more skilled fish to keep. Meet Saturn, my silver arowana (Osteoglossum bicirrhosum). I do not know itís sex, however it is *only* 12 inches long out of a potential maximum of ~36 inches. Very skittish species, though mine has come to get used to me being anywhere remotely near the tank. To my surprise, my aro is now comfortable enough to let me pet it! Iíve got it on a healthy/nutritious diet with plenty of variation and it seems to eat about everything I offer it so iíve gotten really lucky there. Definitely want a good strong lid of some sort for these fish though, mine has reminded me several times that theyíre notorious for jumping since plot twist thatís how they hunt in the wild. This explains why arowana usually swim about at the surface of the water. In captivity though, very elegant and gorgeous fish with an amazing scale pattern. Recommended to only have one per tank unless youíve got a behemoth of a tank to spread some aggression.


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Old 05-08-2020, 09:32 PM   #2
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Nice aro!
I used to have a couple Asian aros.
All I have now are slick and dick my two silver arrows I bet you an guess who's more aggressive lol
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Old 05-08-2020, 09:54 PM   #3
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Nice aro!

I used to have a couple Asian aros.

All I have now are slick and dick my two silver arrows I bet you an guess who's more aggressive lol


thanks! believe me iíd have an asian aro if we didnt get in big boy trouble in the states love the names btw hahaha how are things working out having 2 together?
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Old 05-08-2020, 09:58 PM   #4
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Yep they've kinda have their own personallotoes but I've had them together since they were 3 inches long. So they are kinda use to eachother.
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Old 05-08-2020, 10:08 PM   #5
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thatís awesome
mine gets along well with everything else with the exception of the occasional less than half-assed ďbiteĒ it tries when my dojo loach skims the surface
aros would be perfect if they didnít look like literal demons when they yawn/stretch lmfao
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Old 05-08-2020, 11:11 PM   #6
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When the arrows yawn it's quite a sight... Although not as interestin as when my old leaf fish use too now that! Was awesome!
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oh man iíd love to see that in person! hope itís as ridiculous as black ghost knifes doing literally anything haha
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Old 05-09-2020, 01:31 PM   #8
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Oml those bgk's have a ridiculous shape it's so hard o catch them with a net because try can go backwards !
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yess theyíre amazing they can move like any direction so cool to watch them move. i have one about 7Ē but my lfs has two or three giants! iíd love to snag one but it probably wonít play well with the other :/
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Old 05-09-2020, 02:06 PM   #10
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Yeah they might not get along
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More pics of the arros!
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idk what the identical pics are those arenít even saved to my phone 🤷🏻*♂️
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That is the picture that manifests when you think about buying a blood parrot.
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Lol do you have anything else in the tank?
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How many gallons is your tank?
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started it out in a 125 with a golden dojo loach (9Ē), bgk (~7-8Ē), and a lima shovelnose (7Ē). will be moving the aro to something bigger soon donít worry it will get the proper space. pretty quiet tank but itís got a few oddballs
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Is the Lima shovelnose like the tiger shovel only Lima bean green?
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no they almost look like a zebra pencil haha smaller sized cat with an elongated/slender body. usually just turns into a bridge or does a handstand all day lol
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