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    Hi I got a new golden arowana about 6 inchs.. have kept him alone in a bare bottom 6 feet tank.

    However since i got him he is not eating anything. Actually A known arowana breeder shipped him to me from another state. It took him 32 hours for him to reach me because of delay in shipment due to fog. For these 32 hours he was in shipping container.

    I did proper accimilation and did not turn on the light for 1 days. Next day tried feeding him but he is not eating anything.

    The person from whom i got him is saying that he must be in stress due to shipment and also he was eating live fishes when he was with him. So he will take time to accept food. He said don't feed for 2 days.

    Is he right???? Also if the seller is right how long will he take to eat as he is just 6inch so is it okay to keep him starving for 2 days?

    I tried feeding him FD shrimps and arowana hikari sticks but he did not eat them.

    Its a beautiful fish and costly as well so worried a lot.. plz advise....







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    Quote Originally Posted by bhupeshkhanna View Post
    Hi I got a new golden arowana about 6 inchs.. have kept him alone in a bare bottom 6 feet tank.

    However since i got him he is not eating anything. Actually A known arowana breeder shipped him to me from another state. It took him 32 hours for him to reach me because of delay in shipment due to fog. For these 32 hours he was in shipping container.

    I did proper accimilation and did not turn on the light for 1 days. Next day tried feeding him but he is not eating anything.

    The person from whom i got him is saying that he must be in stress due to shipment and also he was eating live fishes when he was with him. So he will take time to accept food. He said don't feed for 2 days.

    Is he right???? Also if the seller is right how long will he take to eat as he is just 6inch so is it okay to keep him starving for 2 days?

    I tried feeding him FD shrimps and arowana hikari sticks but he did not eat them.

    Its a beautiful fish and costly as well so worried a lot.. plz advise....






    It may not even eat for 1 week due to a new environment. Once it is settled it will eat. Remove any uneaten food after 30 minutes, and do not stay in the room to watch it eat after giving the food.

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    Thats him..



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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocksor View Post
    It may not even eat for 1 week due to a new environment. Once it is settled it will eat. Remove any uneaten food after 30 minutes, and do not stay in the room to watch it eat after giving the food.
    Being a juvenile can she survive without food for that long.. i tried giving food again after a day still not eating...
    Bit worried.. whenever i put something in the tank she acts skittish.. i have read golden arowana is not skittish as silvers.?

    Don't knw what to do...



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    a 6" fish will be fine for not eating 1 week.

    Put food in, walk away, and clean up 30 minutes later. Keep the lights off over the tank.

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    small fish in a very big (for now) empty tank, could it be that your young arowana is not only travel-stressed, but also feeling insecure? I'm no arowana expert, but it wouldn't be too hard to imagine that a 6 inch fish in the wild would instinctively seek shelter to avoid being eaten by all the larger fish.

    Or could it be that the arowana hasn't been weaned off onto dead (i.e. non-moving food) yet? Try dropping a live, moving worm or cricket into the tank and see what happens. Make sure you get the worm/cricket from a clean source though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocksor View Post
    a 6" fish will be fine for not eating 1 week.

    Put food in, walk away, and clean up 30 minutes later. Keep the lights off over the tank.
    Did as said.. no luck. Not eating...
    his seller said he was eating guppies when with him..
    however dont want to feed live diet else he may not accept pellets or shrimps ...



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    Quote Originally Posted by bhupeshkhanna View Post
    Did as said.. no luck. Not eating...
    his seller said he was eating guppies when with him..
    however dont want to feed live diet else he may not accept pellets or shrimps ...


    you have no choice but to provide a guppy every 9 days or so while trying to pellet train

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    you have no choice but to provide a guppy every 9 days or so while trying to pellet train
    Ok.. also would u suggest if i add 5 small SD's may be after watching them it he may eat and also may not feel insecure bcoz of being alone?

    Also would u recommend adding black gravel stones as its a bare bottom tank and he may get afraid seeing his own shadow..?



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