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post #1 of 12 Old 02-28-2007, 01:02 PM Thread Starter
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Lonely Silver Arowana

I was wondering what a good tank mate for an arowana would be. He's with a turquoise severum, pleco, and a small Texas cichlid. The cichlids are just leftovers from a south american tank. What would be a good roomie for my arowan?
p.s. The arowana's about 10" right now; the severum's about 7"; and the texas is about 2-3"
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post #2 of 12 Old 02-28-2007, 01:13 PM
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more plecs........... :)

depends what you want really i suppose, mid level, bottom dwellers etc?
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post #3 of 12 Old 02-28-2007, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
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I'd say mid level or bottom. The arrow is usually patrolling the top. I was thinking about maybe planting the tank and then adding discus and angel fish. Do you think that would work? Anyone can feel free to shoot that idea down or praise my genius..either one would be fine :D
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post #4 of 12 Old 02-28-2007, 01:31 PM
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never kept discus can't comment but my angel was all over the tank, wont a 10 inch aro have a go at them anyways?

If it were my tank (and its my aim to have one big enough for an aro one day) i would have the aro, loads and loads of plecos and maybe something like a black ghost knife fish, they are way cool fish imo
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Freshwater Ray. Nice to look at too. They inhabit different levels of the tank would make a lovely addition.
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post #6 of 12 Old 02-28-2007, 08:14 PM
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never kept discus can't comment but my angel was all over the tank, wont a 10 inch aro have a go at them anyways?
They will. You should have seen my aro managed to split my gold angels' dorsal fins when I tried to keep them with the aro. My aro is 10-12 inches in size.
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post #7 of 12 Old 03-06-2007, 08:24 AM
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For down the road a ways when I get a 250 gallon tank and start thinking about an Arowana:
Plecos - check! (A common, an albino chocolate, and a Gibby)
BGK - Check! (Always wanted one - in 250 gallons, maybe even two)
Shovelnosed Cat? (Not tiger - the other)
How about some more classically fish shaped fish? An Oscar or two or a Jack Dempsey?

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post #8 of 12 Old 03-06-2007, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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I heard you could put oscars in with an arowana too, but I think that we've been misinformed. My 3" oscar kept my 8" arowana in the corner of the tank, and wouldn't let him get more than a foot away from the corner. I was watching them one morning to see the oscar bite the arowana leaving four scales floating the the bottom. Needless to say, the oscar isn't part of the family any more...
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post #9 of 12 Old 07-09-2007, 12:48 AM
for the oscars it sometimes depends on their personality as of being too aggressive or calm but aggressive but not too much.Its a good choice to remove a aggressor from the tank before any fatalities. My uncle had the same problem with his 6" oscars and his 14" silver arowana in the 150 gallon.The aro was always being bullied and always had ripped fins. =/Then he brought the oscars back to the store where he got them from.
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post #10 of 12 Old 07-09-2007, 09:14 AM
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I wouldnt put a ray or discus in with a silver arowana. I would say go with some synodontis cats or some of the smaller species or south american cats. Bichirs are always a nice option and are very popular with arowana owners. What size tank?
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