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Matt O'Sullivan - 2006-09-20
Sometimes when I put one food item in the tank, like a daddy long leg spider, the butterfly may lose track of it. When they do, they will get agitated and swum back & forth in a "search pattern" until they find it & then pounce. The other thing I have noticed is that while they normally ignore the other fish in the tank, there are two exceptions. First, when a fish accidentally swims between them and the unfortunate bug, they will bully them out of the way. Secondly, when I put a lot of prey in the tank, 10 or 12 small crickets from the pet shop, they will go into a shark like "feeding frenzy" and will chase and snap at smaller fish which make the mistake of being on the surface at the time.

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Jason Weiss - 2006-09-06
I had a butterfly for 2 years. I never had a problem with it and my other fish. I have a large angel fish, a dojo loach, some gouramis and a ropesnake. It loved crickets whenever the store had them, and freeze dried krill. And like someone else said, it loved live bugs of any sort. I'm sure my neighbors thought i was crazy for always chasing bugs outside. Unfortunately, i left the lid up when i went to get my bucket to vaccum the tank, and he jumped out. He never recoverd :( I had him for a while and forgot to keep it closed one time. So always remember to keep the top sealed.

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ramesh - 2006-06-28
I am very much new to arowana, i just started 3 months ago, was 23 cms when i bought him. now he is almost 33 cms. he likes all variety foods as i tried after seeing other friends comments on this site. he is very much cool in 175 ltr tank. as a rare combination, he is staying very happily with senegal. very happy to see both swimming in a tank. i am very much satisfied with both... thanks for this web site for giving more informations about all species...

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nald - 2006-06-16
i have a 13 inch silver arowana and i just love to watch him everyday, especially when its feeding time. i love to watch him hunt the feeder fish its very very cool!

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chris mcmichael - 2006-05-27
i have been a keeper of many silver arowana and have noticed that by tapping the water before feeding you can train all arowanas to to be hand fed. it might not sound great but its a good experience and is worth trying. chris

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Christine Butler - 2006-04-11
I purchased an african butterfly fish and was told it was a good community fish. My tank was not full of small fish it did contain several bottom dwellers and very few that stayed out in the open. I had an elephant nose, a babywhale which are both mormyrids. I had a huge snail, and a dragon loach, dojo loach and kuali loach. I also had another fish and am not sure of the type. In a matter of a week the butter fly fish killed off all but the kuali loach and the baby whale. Needless to say the butterfly fish is now in her own tank but I am out alot of fish that I took time and money to pick out. I am thoroughly disappointed. I think the butterfly fish is a beautiful fish and loved watching it float and swim...now it does it alone. Just a word of wisdom. DO not think the fish is not aggressive. It is very aggressive. You should see what it did to these other fish. It looks as though they were shreded. Thanks for listening to the comments I have made.

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azam omar - 2006-04-02
i have a red tail golden arowana (RTG). when the RTG was acquired april 2005 it was only 12 cm, now it is 43 cm. fed it with live crickets daily, weekly it will be fed live centipede or frogs and a constant supply of small fishes usually baby carp. Water change of 30% to 50% is done every 2 weeks (the aquarium can hold 650 lts).when you see it swimming gracefully, i tell you, its worth it. just beautiful.

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KUNASH - 2006-03-29
I SILVER ARO KEEPING W/ PARROT CICHLID,FIREMOUTH CICHLID,SPOTTED CAT AND PLECO BOUGHT AT ABOUT 4 INCHES TWO MOS AGO. NOW HE IS ABOUT 8 INCHES, BEST FISH I HAVE EVER WITNESSED

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Jack - 2006-03-18
There are extremely aggressive.

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murali - 2006-03-14
hi.
i have a silver arowana 15 inch. i am feeding it with pellets and live fish. it is cool

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