Animal Stories - Arapaima


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The Arapaima is considered by many to be the largest freshwater fish in the world!
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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
  • MagixPress.Com - 2014-09-17
    hi there, i have a couple of these fishes. sad to say, they are not suited really for aquariums unless you have the Public Aquarium type which cost a fortune. anything smaller is a recipe for disaster, they will out grown them in months, no filter setup can handle the load as well. i keep mine on ponds which are concrete about two metres deep and ten metres wide.its not even enough, next project is a mud pond which will be about 1,000 square mtres. believe it or not its the cheapest option. i used water hyacinths to keep the water cooler and clean the water of disolved materials. i feedthem live tilapia that is 6 to more inches long and i simple release them alive. its not animal cruelty.its just how they need to feed. these are very beautiful fish. my main aim is to have 25 fishes to breed them. beside the space concerns they are not expensive fish to keep. they are very beautiful once fully mature. they arent nice to look st why they are young as well. the biggest ive seen is around 11 feet long.
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Bob Lim - 2014-09-08
Arapaima fish also found in Malaysia,South East Asia. An Arapaima fish weighing 80 kg was caught in Kampung Tandop Batin,Mergong, state of Kedah Malaysia on 7 September 2014. Arapaima species was also known to exist in Kenyir lake , Terengganu, Malaysia too. Bob Lim

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-09-08
    Yes, they have been introduced into Eastern Asia for fishing.
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Anonymous - 2009-09-11
U Dr Jungle is awesome!! Fish Rock so much!!

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  • Benny Moreno - 2013-05-05
    arapima .s.p fish are big fish and big fish anybody that these big fish need to a big tank
  • Benny Moreno - 2013-05-10
    It would be best that they have a lot of water to swim in.
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Benny Moreno - 2013-05-05
arapaima s.p. and other big fish need to be in a bigger tank

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-05-05
    You are so right! As you can see above, they need a minimum of 1000 gallons, and 2500 gallons is ideal.
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