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Jill - 2006-02-18
We just got our butterfly fish today, and after reading other comments on other sites, found that you can feed them moths. Well, we just happen to have grain moths in our house that we can't get rid we've been catching them today and putting them in the tank. It's been fun for us watching the butterfly pounce on the moth, lol. So far, it doesn't seem to be bothering our other fish. We have many "aggressive" fish that don't bother our other fish. We've actually never had any problems. We have an African Knife, also...and that is a great fish to watch, too.

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Peter - 2006-01-25
I have a 8inch silver arowana. Right now he is in a 55 gallon tank. But when my arowana gets bigger i am going to get a 125 gallon fish tank. Now i am feeding him brine shrimp, pellets to enhance its color, he even eats large flakes. That food is for a very good diet. some people feed there arowanas live food, i don't because they are very fatty!! which can cause drop-eye. i keep my silver with a iridescent shark, blood parrot cichlid, discus, 2 anglefish, and 2 plecos. They are a very peaceful fish. Also he does not jump out of the tank at all, but my tank is pretty well covered. My water pH is at 6.5, and the temp is at 77degrees. I can watch him swim all day.

Peggysue - 2005-12-28
i own an Austrialian Arowana, he's in a 110 gallon and he's about 24" long. His neighbors are a pair of large pacu's, along with an ornate Biquor and an Arrowhead Puffer, not exactly what you would consider a community tank. I feed the tank 25 farm raised gold fish every other day. pH is 7.6, H2O temp is 84 F, w/ ammonia, nitrate and nitrite levels at 0. I use a combo of Fluval 404 and 304 canister filters. for lighting I use a regular 100W reveal flouresent light and a digital thermo. Will soon be upgrading to a 275 gallon and will be adding an Asian Red and Malaysian Green Aro's along with a Red Tail Cat.

Joel - 2005-11-30
Hi everyone I love arowanas and I used to have one. It was living with some Tiger Shovelnose Catfish and that reminds me of mine. Hes about 5 or 6 inches now. He's being fed Rosy Reds and we didn't feed him for about 3 or 4 days and HE ATE MY JACK DEMPSEY!! My Dempsey was only about 2 and a half inches. I just woke up and its fin was sticking out of my stupid Tiger Shovelnose Catfish. Anyway I am going to get a Silver Arowana with my catfish in a 90 gallon. right now my cat is in a 10 gallon but soon moving to the 90. I just half to watch that cat with my aro cuz of hungryness.

hoshi chinwalla - 2005-11-24
i have a pair of silver arowanas, in a 125 ltr tank. i purchased them a week ago and feed them live goldfish

Joel Seguin - 2005-10-26
Hello I love arowana's and I had owned one once but my oscar ate one of its eyes out. The first Silver Arowana I saw was at The Glass Zoo. It was about 2 feet and it was living with 1 Tinfoil Barb, 1 Silver Dollar, and 14 Tiger Shovelnose Catfish. Right now I have 1 Red Tailed Tinfoil Barb and 1 Golden Red Tailed Tinfoil Barbs with other fish.

joe - 2005-10-25
I just rejoined the ranks of arowana owners. I had several many years ago. The smaller ones didn't live that long, so I bought a large one (~24"). I loved that fish, but one day I came home from work and found he had jumped out. Now 20 years later I recently bought a baby - my paroon shark ate him the next day. I was bummed, and went back to the store and bought a 9" long arowana. I named him Juan, and I've had him for a week now. He seems to be doing well, and everyone is getting along fine. Now I just need to get him to start eating.

Cristina - 2005-09-30
hello, arowana fans! i'm from the Phils. i have a silver arowana named MARINARUWANA. it's really rewarding to have such a very beautiful and graceful swimmer at home. after a day's work, it's so good to fix my eyes on marina and watch her swim gracefully with her majestic silver scales. that relaxes me a lot! with her is johnny, a janitor fish. they go along together very well. for me, silver arowanas are one of the best kept pets at home...the most beautiful, the most elegant, most graceful, and hhhmmm... gosh! lovable pet. i dunno, but i fell in love with this creature.. hehe. i've considered marina and johnny family members, the youngest.. hehe. so, enjoy having a silver arowana. SILVER AROWANAS ARE FOREVER!!! mmuah!

Samuel - 2005-07-01
I came home one day and my Pleco was bleeding from the mouth. My only other fish is my arowana...he is loyal and lets me pet him! I love my fish and will stay a loyal arowana owner!

Dinuk M - 2005-06-13
Hi People, I bought 4 Silver Arowana averaging 4-5 inches. My tank size 4x2.5x2 and tank mates are 4 Leporinus, 2 Green Terror, 4 Oscars.
Surprised I guess. Well many did not recommend my combination but my risk was worth while. All the fish live in harmony and I am surprised to note that all are growing very fast. The secret I guess is I have two filters, keep the tank very clean, feed the fish twice a day. Well my next venture is building a 5 foot tank for Black Arowana's. My advice to any who wants to spend money on fish or have their own tank, please dont unless your comitted and you love what your doing. However if you really get hooked on this hobby let me tell you, you will never regret it.


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