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Old 02-16-2008, 09:24 AM   #1
 
Two Arowanas?

Hi!!
I recently bought a child(or young) Jardini Arowana and it seems pretty lonely in my 90 gallon. I was thinking of buying green terrors to add to it and if possible, a silver arowana. Is it possible to have two different arowanas in one tank or will they battle each other?

Also, this is my first Arowana fish ever and im still trying to figure out what my jardini will eat. I asked the guy at the aquariam what they eat and he told me that pellets and bloodworms will do. I've tried feeding them those but hes not eating(shy?) is there any tips to get him out of the shy mode? i got him yestarday. I dont want him to die like my EXTREMELY shy golden nugget pleco that starved himself to death.

thanks.
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Old 02-16-2008, 10:37 AM   #2
 
A single Arowana should be housed in at least a 150 Gallon tank. Even though you have a young one, it will grow fast and average 35-40". They should have a tank that is 3 times as long as they are, and twice as deep.
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Old 02-17-2008, 05:31 PM   #3
 
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You must be careful with the fish you are mixing with your jardini. Jardinis get extremely aggressive at some point as they mature and a 90g is not sufficient enough. Feeding is simple. Aros like meaty foods and preferably live foods but it is best to wean them off from live foods. Be patient and keep trying with the krills, bloodworms, smelts and chopped earthworms.
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Old 02-17-2008, 06:46 PM   #4
 
Jardini's are eating and killing machines. I know of at least four people, other than myself, who have had them. All of us have had the same experience. These fish kill just to be killing. They are not to be trusted. They are not a community fish. I will admit that they are cool, just not suited for the home aquarium. My jardini was in a 210g tank and the tank was still too small. I would not walk across the street if they were being given away.
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:42 PM   #5
 
I just added a Flowerhorn, Green Terror and a Texas cichild. All of them are bigger than my jardini. So far, no extremely aggressive behavior. The flowerhorn chases the jardini, the texas chases the flowerhorn and the jardini and green terror get along well although it seems like the green terror just wants to be alone and always swims away from the jardini.

The flowerhorn eats my cyclop(?) food
The green terror/texas eats the floating pellets i bought at wal-mart
and the jardini, i dunno if he/she eats or not. I live a piece of kiril out but he never eats it when theres people around. usually the next morning, the kiril will be gone. Its still shy but its showing signs that he/she is hungry. Hes usually at the top of the tank now.... Should i wait a few more days to see if he/she acutally eats the food or should i go out and buy those bloodworms in the freezer of my lfs? it doesnt seem like the frozen dried bloodworms are working.
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Old 02-18-2008, 10:42 PM   #6
 
Please tell me you plan to upgrade your tank size in the future.
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Old 02-19-2008, 02:07 AM   #7
 
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Originally Posted by impuls3d
I just added a Flowerhorn, Green Terror and a Texas cichild. All of them are bigger than my jardini. So far, no extremely aggressive behavior. The flowerhorn chases the jardini, the texas chases the flowerhorn and the jardini and green terror get along well although it seems like the green terror just wants to be alone and always swims away from the jardini.

The flowerhorn eats my cyclop(?) food
The green terror/texas eats the floating pellets i bought at wal-mart
and the jardini, i dunno if he/she eats or not. I live a piece of kiril out but he never eats it when theres people around. usually the next morning, the kiril will be gone. Its still shy but its showing signs that he/she is hungry. Hes usually at the top of the tank now.... Should i wait a few more days to see if he/she acutally eats the food or should i go out and buy those bloodworms in the freezer of my lfs? it doesnt seem like the frozen dried bloodworms are working.
I would suggest returning all those fish. You are asking for trouble just by mixing these horribly belligerent cichlids. For a 90g, stick with only one cichlid and nothing more.

Maybe they won't fight now but wait in the next few months. All fish you bought are just not compatible with each other no matter if you insist they will get along at the moment.
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Old 02-20-2008, 05:28 AM   #8
 
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Originally Posted by impuls3d
I just added a Flowerhorn, Green Terror and a Texas cichild. All of them are bigger than my jardini. So far, no extremely aggressive behavior. The flowerhorn chases the jardini, the texas chases the flowerhorn and the jardini and green terror get along well although it seems like the green terror just wants to be alone and always swims away from the jardini.

The flowerhorn eats my cyclop(?) food
The green terror/texas eats the floating pellets i bought at wal-mart
and the jardini, i dunno if he/she eats or not. I live a piece of kiril out but he never eats it when theres people around. usually the next morning, the kiril will be gone. Its still shy but its showing signs that he/she is hungry. Hes usually at the top of the tank now.... Should i wait a few more days to see if he/she acutally eats the food or should i go out and buy those bloodworms in the freezer of my lfs? it doesnt seem like the frozen dried bloodworms are working.
I would suggest returning all those fish. You are asking for trouble just by mixing these horribly belligerent cichlids. For a 90g, stick with only one cichlid and nothing more.

Maybe they won't fight now but wait in the next few months. All fish you bought are just not compatible with each other no matter if you insist they will get along at the moment.
+1

When one of those fish gets close to a breeding size you will have trouble and dead fish.
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Old 02-21-2008, 03:45 AM   #9
 
Just wait until the "jar" gets a little size on him. As aggressive as the FH can be, he'll be no match for the Jardini.
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Old 02-21-2008, 04:04 PM   #10
 
What ive seen so far, the texas is still the most agressive fish right now. Even the jar is scared of it. I separated the FH, GT and the texas and left the jar alone. The jar doesnt like the GT or FH.

Is there any fish that would be ok to put with the jar??? maybe a jellybean fish?
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