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post #11 of 23 Old 02-21-2008, 05:06 PM
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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?
No fish will ever be left unscathed from jardinis. Even jellybeans will end up eaten soon.

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post #12 of 23 Old 02-21-2008, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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i've seen a large jardini paired up with plecos and angel fish at the LFS.
Do you think they somehow trained it to not be agressive? timeout?
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post #13 of 23 Old 02-21-2008, 05:42 PM
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I don't know where your information came from, but you are looking at a fish that is going to get at least 5 ft long... and not something to be kept long term in a home aquarium. Arowannas are something that should not be on the retail market for the average fish keeper to purchase, take home, and eventually kill because they can't provide for it.

I agree with everything said here otherwise... there is nothing compatible with your jardini....and he won't be long in a 90 gallon tank.

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post #14 of 23 Old 02-22-2008, 04:55 AM
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The only person that i know of that has had success keeping a jar with other fish currently keeps a 24" jar in a 360 gallon with a school of bycrons and a dorado.
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post #15 of 23 Old 02-24-2008, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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ok, so i was at my lfs(big als) and i asked the guy who worked there about my fish. You shouldve seen his facial expression. He told me that there all gonna rip each other apart when they grow big. So he suggested that i buy this product from secondary lfs called a isolation trap or box or something. he told me that it isolates the fish and after a few weeks the fish wont be as agressive. Is this true? if so, i plan on buying it. Some foreign floating isolation tank for 26.99. It has a arowana on its cover and is about 1 -5 gallons.
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post #16 of 23 Old 02-24-2008, 09:43 PM
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That would be one of the worst decsions. Why would you place one of those fish in that? That is like us living in a dog kennel.

Just get all of the fish out. Not that hard. If you cant care for them properly, please just save them before they reach maturity.
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ok, so i was at my lfs(big als) and i asked the guy who worked there about my fish. You shouldve seen his facial expression. He told me that there all gonna rip each other apart when they grow big. So he suggested that i buy this product from secondary lfs called a isolation trap or box or something. he told me that it isolates the fish and after a few weeks the fish wont be as agressive. Is this true? if so, i plan on buying it. Some foreign floating isolation tank for 26.99. It has a arowana on its cover and is about 1 -5 gallons.
It's not going to work regardless. That is too small for the arowana. Return all aros and stick with cichlids. An arowana cannot live in a 90g long-term, let alone the fact they grow rather quickly.

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If you want to kill your jardini, that would be a good way to do it. For starters, there isn't enough room in that isolation trap for a jardini to swim properly, which would cause him stress and health issues.
Then you have the idea of what happens if the fish does survive that trap... you have already aggressive ciclids who will quickly claim any territory not being protected. Once that jardini comes out of that trap he becomes an intruder. As aggressive as those other fish are, it wouldn't surprise me if one of them came from beneath to attack the jardini, and either causing damage or scaring it bad enough to hit the cover when it tries to jump out. Either way you look at it, you still end up with the same end result... a dead jardini and a lot of money spent.

There have been many answers to this post, all saying the same thing. I guess I'm wondering how much more its going to take to convince you that you have a mess waiting to happen in that tank? It really would be a shame to see any of those fish die for no reason.

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post #19 of 23 Old 02-26-2008, 01:56 PM
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i have a silver arowana in a 400 gal tank, seems to be living well... as for feeding it, i feed him high protein pellet and have some small surface dwelling fishes aroud just in case..
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post #20 of 23 Old 03-01-2008, 05:29 PM
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sry bout that ppl, i got the arowana in a 1000 gal tank...
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