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Tan Hui Chun - 2010-10-21
Hi. I will buy arapaima fish. What is the water volume that I need (in liters)? The size of the arapaima is 15 cm. Do arapaima can survive in low oxygen condition? Do I need to buy a filter? Do arapaima need very clean water? Will arapaima have diseases face on? What should I feed to this size of arapaima? How big can arapaima grow? Thanks.

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  • yo man - 2011-01-29
    Hey man. Arapaima can get to be 15 feet long. You will definitely need filtration. The tank should be at least 25 feet long. 15 feet wide and 6 feet deep. Enjoy your monster fish man!
  • david vinson - 2012-05-31
    You will need a really big fish tank these fish are monsters
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Ajeesh - 2011-12-03
I have a silver arona 1 feet long which is very active and eats live food and other sea foods, which is very aggresive and will jump for food.

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  • Alex Burleson - 2011-12-04
    That's exciting! What size aquarium do you have him in?
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Marlon Pereira - 2012-05-17
Hi I have a three 10" oscars in a large 7'L x 2.5' h X 2'd aquarium can I introduce my 6inch silver arowana into this tank . Its currently being held in a 3' X 2.5' X 18" quarantine aquarium. If yes for the transfer should i net it or bag it?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-05-18
    It will be ok till it out grows the oscars. I would use a bucket to transfer.
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MIKLOS - 2012-07-10
I agree with everyone these fish are freaking awesome i was blessed with a pair its been two weeeks an they have been fine until today when what i beleave to be the female attacked the other shook him like a pittbull for a couple secs

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eva - 2012-03-02
These fish are amazing to have around and study, also. They are some of the more 'loving' types of fish. They can live for ages so if you want a fish these are the best! But you have to feed them live food (its uncommon for them to eat 'unalive' meat) for more info on these fish look at Dr. Jungles Animal World.
~Eva~

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-05-06
    I really like this fish too, and I love the picture!
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thor - 2012-05-23
Awsome fish, i purchased one of these about six months ago from a local petco. They didn't know anything about the fish, they told me it wasn't aggressive and an excellent community fish...WRONG. although it is a top water fish it will eat smaller fish. I have a 55gal. community tank, I was raising lots of different fancy tail guppies, I had over 200 babies 48 different males and about 60 females. Not any more. In about 3 months I had 7 males and 14 females. It took me a while to figure out he was eating them all the first couple weeks I noticed my numbers dropping. Then I saw him. Man they are FAST. He can't fit the females in his mouth as easy. I fed him alot of crickets but it didn't help. again excellent fish, real beautiful and real aggressive.

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Zack risner - 2011-06-27
I have the same problem mine won't eat anything.

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  • Anonymous - 2011-09-11
    Try neons.
  • David Brough - 2011-09-11
    Try small feeder guppies too. Neons are a bit expensive, no? I'd give him a few days if not a week to get acclimated as well.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-03-17
    Check water conditions and temperature as well.
  • Ron Thompson - 2012-03-17
    Thanks for the info.
  • scott - 2012-05-12
    The gar family will play with food before eating it. Then they decide if they really want it or not. Can take several minutes. Also they often don't eat right away. Feeder fish can live in tank for several days.
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Bryan T - 2012-04-26
I had a South American Lungfish for about 2 years, grew to about 2 feet long but it died because it got stuck in one of those log tank decorations and drowned. It was horrible waking up early that morning and seeing his lifeless body stuck in that log. I have to say that if you get one make sure you have nothing they can get stuck it. But if it's already a foot and a half then you need at least a 55gal (probably more then a 100gallon).

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-05-06
    It would be so cool to have one of these fish. Thanks for the tip on keeping them safe.
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Ricky Garman - 2012-04-07
My freshwater lionfish laid eggs all over her aquarium. Now I hear they
can't be breed in an aquarium but I would like to try. How do I tell male and females? any info. would help.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-05-06
    Wow, how cool is that! Not much known about how they breed. That's probably because being brackish fish from estuaries... replicating that environment has been almost impossible. Would love to hear what happens with your eggs!
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john - 2011-11-21
I probably sound like an idiot for asking this but why are arowanas so expensive? Can't someone just seletively breed them so there could be a 'dwarf' arowana that can go in a 20 or 30 gallon tank?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-21
    No question is ever a dumb question. I thought it was a pretty good question. These guys are large. Normally in breeding when breeders want to 'miniaturize' the breed (ie toy poodle), they breed together the smallest of the pups together. Eventually you have a smaller breed. I really have no idea if this can be done with fish or how it could be done. A particular type of fish (ie molly) are all pretty much the same size.
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