Arowana help
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Freshwater and Tropical Fish » Arowana help

Arowana help

This is a discussion on Arowana help within the Freshwater and Tropical Fish forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> HI EVERYONE, Was at a LFS and i say a silver arowana about 4" and i was interested in getting one.. I also inquired ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Bloodfin Tetra
Bloodfin Tetra
Celestial Pearl Danio
Celestial Pearl Danio
Reply
Old 06-20-2011, 12:55 PM   #1
 
Arowana help

HI EVERYONE,

Was at a LFS and i say a silver arowana about 4" and i was interested in getting one.. I also inquired about tank size and i was checking out a 55 gallon tank for the silver arowana... Is a 55 galon tank ok and are arowanas hard to care for?

THanks
Jep
jeppun21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2011, 02:00 PM   #2
 
Byron's Avatar
 
It depends upon species, but the most commonly seen in stores is the Silver Arowana, Osteoglossum bicirrhosum, from South America. This fish attains up to 4 feet. A 55g tank is no where near sufficient, you need a tank long enough to at least double the fish's mature length and at least as wide as the fish is long so it can turn without bending. These really are not home aquarium fish unless you have an indoor pond in the basement.
Byron is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Eel and Arowana fono15200 Ancient Fish 5 10-27-2010 02:13 PM
Sick arowana goneeuro Ancient Fish 3 08-11-2010 11:37 AM
African Arowana fishluver06 Ancient Fish 9 03-01-2010 10:45 AM
Arowana bhone20 Ancient Fish 11 07-30-2008 07:39 PM
feeding arowana? shagadelic99tt Ancient Fish 12 04-14-2008 10:18 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:01 PM.