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jeppun21 06-20-2011 12:55 PM

Arowana help

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?


Byron 06-20-2011 02:00 PM

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.

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