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  1. Default Scary driftwood.

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    Hello guys.I recently added a decoration into my tank, a driftwood and it is scaring my arowana.It doesn't look like any type of animal that scares fishes so I am very curious why the arowana is avoiding it.His/Her usual route is not blocked by the wood and it appear to swim to the opposite direction of the driftwood.Is arowana allergic to driftwood and is it normal for it to avoid the driftwood? Thank you in advance.

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    Just a change in its environment. It should get used to it. Imagine if you woke up to find some large random object you have never seen before in your bedroom, I bet you walk around it a few times before you go over and touch it lol

    The aro will get used to it

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    I've never heard of fish allergies to driftwood. Assuming the arowana is a strongly habitual animal then the new driftwood could be bothering it simply because it is in the tank. Give it time and see whether it warms up to the new decoration or not.

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    Is it aquarium safe?

    it could be that the piece of wood is rotting, falling apart and the release of those compounds is making the aro not comfortable by it?

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    First of all, thank all of you guys for your concerns.
    @Hardy Haha yeah... I can really imagine it. It's trying to adapt right now as it seem to swim past it once in a while now.
    @madagascar Thanks for the answer and .. yep it's adapting to the change.
    @mizzou It's safe. no sign of rotting / falling apart / soft spots. thank you very much for helping me to rule out that point.

    REQUEST THREAD CLOSE (thanks guys for the warm welcome)

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