Animal Stories - Silver Arowana

Animal-World Information about: Silver Arowana

The Arowana is related to early primitive fishes and is sometimes called the "Bony-tongued Fish"!
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Anonymous - 2009-06-02
I have heard that feeding them goldfish is bad? May I ask why?
I feed mine a gripp couple alot... then I'm scareed for my arowana. He's always on top not doing anything. Is there a cure for it,
I need help pl;zzzz.

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  • Anonymous - 2010-06-05
    NO LIVE FEEDERS they carry tons of bacteria and disease.. if you want to feed them meat stick with chicken, pork, crickets, pinky mice stuff like that.. nothing from your yard. Believe it or not you may have contaminated soil..I recommend freeze dried krill, pellets, or any of the frozen foods for cichlids.. They love beefheart...
  • rajesh - 2010-11-16
    Feeder gold fish will invite disease to your Aro and Aro are top swimmers and rarely goes to the bottom of the tank.
well alapide - 2010-01-05
Mine is a silver arow, 8inches. She was 5" when I got her 2 mos ago. Her name is 'tisay'. She's in a 50gallon tank which I think is my mistake of acquiring for her since I only knew a little about that arowana's need quite a bit of space as they grow bigger. And keeping them in a small tank is not appropriate for this fish. I have quite a stack of worms in a container and the reason that I do this is so I could select from them those that have shredded their skin. So I could give my arowana the softest & skinless worms there are and no worm scales stay in her stomach, only fresh newly skinned soft meal worms. Since then, we spend a lot of time with the kids watching the arowana in her tank and it's really fun, fun. Fun wathcing her devour her meal is quite a show! Actually, I can't imagine my house not having one.

Jenna - 2009-12-14
Hi, my boyfriend bought me an arowana for my birthday. He's still a baby and very cute. I am feeding him plankton at the moment and he loves it. I will be switching him to Hirakari Pellets when he gets bigger. I have had one before and he loved being mixed with other community fish. He is in our 200 Gal tank now and he lives with 6 green swordtails, a very large pleco two rainbowfish, a freshwater flounder and one sailfin molly. Everyone gets along great. I have had one arowana before but due to a power outtage while I was at work one winter, he died due to the water getting too cold. But I have learned that these fish mix well with community fish if NOT fed live food and kept on pellets and other non live foods. I never had any problems even when he got bigger. Wish me luck this time, I hope to see him get very big and happy!

mitchell - 2009-07-26
Hi, I own 2 silver arowana's and they live in a jewel 180 L aquarium. They are about 8 inches. I plan to move them to a 250L aquarium and get rid of 1. I live in england and am selling him/her for

Scott - 2009-06-01
Aro's are jumpers, a good strong top is not an option but a requirment. I was a gambling man and didn't have a top for the first two months, then it was on the floor. After about 8 min. on the floor I found it, I thought it was dead. The eye was dry and white and all the fins were in various stages of drying. I put it back in and it came to life. That day I put and taped on a plexy glass top. After three weeks the only thing wrong with it now is that it is shy and has dropeye in both eyes (not real bad), but that is all.

Josh - 2008-12-30
I have 2 silver arrows in 300 L tank 165x36x50 cm that are still small 10 inches long. What would be a good size tank to upgrade to?

The Fish Guy - 2008-12-23
Could any one tell me the recommended size tank for a silver aro?

The Fish Guy - 2008-12-12
Can any one tell me the minimum tank for a Silver Aro? I was thinking of gettin a 125 gallon (500 liter) tank or a 600 liter (150 gallon) tank. I want to get 2 oscars, an aro (silver), 2-4 yabbys/cray or craw fish and possibly a pleco. If i only get 1 or 2 oscars with a silver aro in a 55 gallon (200 liter) tank that would be to small, right?
Who ever knows about their tank size (minimum tank size) could you leave a comment and i will read it. Thanks

Reply - 2008-03-16
Silver arowana grow very quickly, a 10" silver will be 24" within 12 to 18 months. A 3' x 1' x 1' tank is way too small, it is best to wait and provide a proper sized tank.

pagsaw - 2008-03-12
I heard about a golden arowana in our town on Balinsasayaw Lake in Sibulan Negros Oriental Philippines. I heard it from my friends that there was a golden arowana in that lake, the arowana was 1 and 1 half feet long. A fisherman caught the arowana in maybe 1995.