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11-30-2011, 07:31 PM #1
Where is a good beginner/gallery kind of website?
First off, let me assure you, I have no intention to buy an arowana for several years, if ever. I thought they looked cool, but weren't for me until I saw some in real life at the Denver Aquarium on vacation recently. But from a quick search, I haven't found much good info online. Even tanks sizes seemed varied, I think 150 to 200-something for just the one. I assume the different species are very varied, and I'd probably find better info if I was more specific. So is there any good 'beginner' website to start narrowing my search?
I suppose this is more long-term idea gianing than any actual planning at the moment. Who knows if I instead decide to have several 75's or somethign with communities instead? i just wanted to get some information, thanks for any guidance you can give me!
11-30-2011, 07:52 PM #2
you're going to need a bare minimum 180g for any type of arowana. there are 4 types; SA aro, Asian aro, Australian aro, and African aro. they need good filtration and a good varied diet. they are excellent jumpers and a heavy lid covering the entire top is necessary. I'll be happy to answer any more arowana questions you may have. they are amazing fish!
12-02-2011, 01:48 AM #3
Thanks for a starting point on what to google :D Maybe from there I'll be able to pick just which one I'd like to get. Where have you gotten them from? Are there only a few breeders online, or does aquabid have some good ones too? I'm wondering since they are so pricey, heh. Where does one find sch a big tank, are they specially orderable from places like petsmart, or will it have to be shipped from another vendor? I assume equipment too, but I like the idea of 2 heaters/filters than one super powerful one of each anyway, in case of EQ failure :] Any good forums for mainly these kinds of fish? it'll be a long time waiting before I can get my own, but the wait will probably be worth it. Thanks so much!
12-02-2011, 11:38 AM #4
many lfs' carry arowanas or can order one for you. spring seems to be the time that they are most available. check your local craigslist for a big tank or ask around at your lfs', they can usually order them for you.
while I don't like giving links to other sites, this arowana sticky is the best information and covers everything about them...