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Lupin 05-14-2007 07:58 PM

Someone gave me grief!
Now I'm bawling over my aro's stupid protruding stomach when I saw only two Apollo sharks.:cry: A 11-12 inches aro eating a 6-7 inches shark? I don't believe it!! This aro can bend a fish's spinal column to enable him to gulp down his prey!.:blink:

Quite a smart fish finding ways to eat fish that he cannot gulp down wholly.:omg:

And to think I pitied his shredded tail when the Apollos attacked him due to intolerance as of two days ago?:evil: Now I know why! They were trying to defend themselves. They're now rehomed in my pond at the moment while risking my platies under predation but I'll make sure they have a good home when I buy another tank. I'm forced to throw curses on the aro. He cannot tolerate other fish, not even catfish with their spines. I will have to find new homes for my other fish. I have thrown signals to the wind.:roll:

Lesson learned: Never underestimate a smart dork like this arowana as he finds ways to eat his fellow roommates.:roll: I'll cancel my plans to buy incoming predatory characins. Ask no more..I'll be grieving over the aro's stomach.:oops:

Falina 05-14-2007 08:07 PM

Sorry to hear that! Poor Apllos.

How many did he eat?

Lupin 05-14-2007 08:23 PM


Originally Posted by Julie
How many did he eat?

Only one. The other two are in the pond and if they're happy, I'll let them stay there permanently.

Gump 05-14-2007 10:46 PM

Sorry for your loss but You really shouldnt be suprised unless you have an african aro.

Daz 05-15-2007 01:52 AM

Agree with gump, mine is only 16" or so and he can swallow nearly half a Sardine in one go. :D
You surprise me there mate. Should of let the Apollo's eat the Tetra's. :oops:

Lupin 05-16-2007 06:27 AM


Originally Posted by Daz
Should of let the Apollo's eat the Tetra's. :oops:

Shame on you, Daz.:sob: No, thanks.

Captain Crab 05-16-2007 06:38 AM

anyone knows better than to put a fish half the size of an arrowanna in the tank.they don't call them predators for nothing.Im a fisherman so ive seen some amazing things.A pickerel will canabalize it own kind, eating fish nearly their own size.quite amazing to witness

herefishy 05-16-2007 10:40 PM

Large arowanna=eating machine. Or big fish DO eat little fish. Sorry, Lupin.

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