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post #11 of 12 Old 07-30-2008, 07:27 PM
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You must consider first what species you plan to get. Not all arowanas grow to 4ft and over. Some do, some don't. Jardinis are the most commonly available aside from the silvers and have been known to reach 3ft however it seems to be a consensus that a majority of jardinis grown reach no more than 2 feet. Unlike the silver arowanas, jardinis are less flexible therefore the tank width must be considered by at least 2.5 feet.

As far as tankmates are concerned, if you wish to keep jardinis, then you will have to learn the hard way not to place any fish in a tank with a jardini in it. Jardinis are known to terrorize any fish and there are plenty of cases of them killing other fish even those larger than them. With silver arowanas, you may be able to get away with catfish and a few large dithers.

As far as Asian arowanas are concerned, several are endangered species and are currently illegal for possession in USA.

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post #12 of 12 Old 07-30-2008, 07:39 PM
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yeh lupin is right jardinis are a very mean fish even tho they are the one of the smallest aro's they get huge u could fit it in a 100 for a short time but not long... they at least need i think 250 but bigger is better for aro's since they move around a lot but if u can get a big tank like that i would definitly recomend one they are great fish to own and very fun to watch
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