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post #1 of 4 Old 03-11-2010, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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Sick arowana

Ok so i bought 2 baby silver arowanas. they were a little different in size but they came from the same tank at the store so i figured they would be fine together. well i got them home and acclimated and both were pounding arowana pellets and pin head crickets. well i noticed that the bigger of the aros was beating up the little one while feeding then forcing him into a corner and not letting him out. If the little on ventured out the bigger one would nip at him. I decided to seperate the two fish until they were a closer size. well once in the new temp tank the aro would bite a pellet or cricket then spit it out. he seemed to be swimming around fine but not eating very well. I tested the water and everything looks normal. Well then the bad thing happend, I got home tonight and he was stuck to the filter. I got him off as soon as i saw this but now he is head down and having extream trouble swimming. I am under the asumtion that i am gonna loose him but i was just hoping some one here could give me an idea whats wrong and if there is anything i can do to save him. Here is a quick vid i shot just to give you an idea what im talking about.
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post #2 of 4 Old 03-14-2010, 09:16 AM
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You should ALWAYS keep arowanna's alone! do you even realize how big they get???? :(
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post #3 of 4 Old 05-13-2010, 01:32 PM
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what size tank how long are the arrows,you need a 180 gal just to keep one the big one will for sure kill the other one in a matter of time .mines 2feet or more and hes killed several large tank mates.
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post #4 of 4 Old 08-11-2010, 11:37 AM
they dont do that if there are 5 in tank when they grow up and as juvi they will get a long in groups but they must be from the same batch.breeders have up to 30 in a 6 feet by 2 feet tank but never house 2 together.

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4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
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