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That Fish Guy - 2005-02-14
I just recently got my first Silver Arowana. He is about 8 inches long. Despite what everyone thinks, i have learned that he can live quite nicely in a 75 gallon tank with some African and South American Cichlids. They are just a bit big for him to eat and they are staying away from each other well.T he Arowana was fed crickets for a month before i got him. It wasnt very hard to switch him to frozen foods, however he likes about 10 crickets a day with a bit of frozen food. The Cichlids wont touch the crickets but they love the frozen stuff, so that has been the only problem. Feed the Cichlids some Bio-life pellets while feeding him on the other side with frozen and a cricket or two for dessert.

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sixbolt - 2005-02-13
ive had a silver arowana for about 4 months or so. i started feeding him wax worms that i had for my gecko and moved him onto shelled shrimp. hes never had live fish under my care and as such has never developed an intolerance to any fish. hes currently around 8" and shares his 100 gallon home with several species of fish including neon tetras. it seems as long as u never feed them live fish and they are raised with live fish they dont seem to be predatory. a good amount of food curbs this and this can be applied to fish such as smaller sharks as well. so next time ur looking for something a bit bright experiment with some small fish in a nice number and see if they stay. u might be surprised. they are also great at grabbing those little particals of food that escape the arowanas jaws.

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Joanna - 2005-02-05
Our butterfly fish has been here for about a week, after reading that they like crickets we took one upstairs and threw it in, (we have crickets in all the time for the chamelions) He loved it, even eating up all the legs afterwards. He is a beautifull fish and i hope he gets on well with my giant plecs, chiclids, ropefish and carp!

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mahipal - 2005-01-25
i got four butterfly fish and one arrowana about a month ago. kept them in a quarantine tank for three weeks. i lost my arrowana but the butterflies survived. now a week ago i added them to my already planted tank that has two discuss, one feather tail and four angels and all seems to be o.k. for now. MAHIPAL from NEW DELHI, INDIA.

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Laymond Leaks - 2004-12-28
I have been reading about them and had heard stories about the bigger ones in the wild eating baby monkeys that had fallen from trees anyway they are really beutiful fish and they are truly great as a pet. Mine is 20" and I love her and my royal pleco.

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colozamia - 2004-10-09
I took Clide, my silver arowana, to the vet (university veterinary hospital) because he was not eating and had a bulging right eye. Think twice before you do this because he thrashed so hard in the tupperware that he lost the feelers on his lower lip and several scales, as well as had a bashed up nose, and was mad at me for a week and would not let me feed or pet him for a week even though he would eat when my daughter fed him. Arowanas are very smart fish and definitely recognize different people and remember things. He is ok now though.

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Benjamin - 2004-09-20
They really do grow VERY fast!!

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Katie - 2004-09-08
I had a butterfly in my aquarium for almost a year, but about six months ago I bought an alligator gar. Within that six months he grew to almost 15 inches (and still getting bigger!). And one day, my butterfly mysteriously disappeared...

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Apryl - 2004-08-05
I have been getting ready to set up my old 33 gallon tank and was peeking on the internet for new breeds of aquarium fishes when I found this interesting site! In response to the lady who lost her butterfly to their bad flight habits, I have a warning. This goes out to all butterfly owners. There may be a day when you come home from work to find your favorite fish laying on the floor behind the couch. When you pick up the dried little body, **DONT TOSS IT IN THE TOILET RIGHT AWAY** I had no idea how long my butterfly had been out of the water but I was not giving up that easy. She was dried and crusty, as dead as dead ever looked. I put her in the tank juuuuuuust to be positive, and you had better believe it, she was swimming within an hour!! No difference in her behavior, eating habits, abilities, nothing! She lived for quite some time after that as well. I also kept that two inch gap at the back of the lid covered from then on!! Happy butterfly watching people!

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Eddie Monge - 2004-07-29
I have about 2 years having Arowanas and they are the most incredible fish there are. you can teach them to eat directly from your hand, and they even ask for food when hungry. my very first one once jumped a little bit more than 3 feet out of his tank, so remember always get a cover for your tank. by the way, the practice of feeding them from your hand could be dangerous with grown arowanas, so if you did not teach them since babies you better not do it.

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