Thread: Arowana Food
09-11-2012, 10:19 AM #1
I was feeding my 10 inch Arowana, Black mollies for about 2 months.
Right my my aquarium shop says that they are not having stock of mollies and have recommended gold fish as an alternate food.
The gold fish they have given is approx 2 inches in length.
I was skeptical to buy such a large feeder fish but the aquarium guy convinced me that a 10 inch Aro can eat a 2 inch gold fish.
So is it true that a 10 inch Aro can eat a 2 inch goldfish.
Yesterday I gave a goldfish and he ate it, but today he was not able to successfully swallow despite trying for an hour and around 30 tries.
Is it because the gold fish is too big or is he not hungry.
How often should I feed him my 2 inch goldfishes.
Any advice would be helpful.
09-11-2012, 10:55 AM #2
I hope you're not keeping him in the 10g in your profile.120g New World Cichlids ♦ 65g South-East Asian Planted Community ♦ 30g in-the-works ♦ 15g Tanganyikan Shell-Dwellers
09-11-2012, 12:14 PM #3
Nope he's in a 55 gal.
Will be moving him once he grows up.
09-11-2012, 12:25 PM #4
goldfish are not the best food for your aro. feeder goldfish are not very nutritious and they are usually kept in very poor conditions (where disease and parasites run rampant). there are so many better foods you could be feeding him.
there is a whole section in the sticky with a good variety of foods for him. sounds like you'll need an upgrade soon too.
I moved this thread from the general aquarium forum into the arowana forum.
Last edited by Crispy; 09-11-2012 at 12:31 PM.Thar she blows!!!
09-11-2012, 01:56 PM #5
09-11-2012, 02:24 PM #6
Well I tried giving him freeze dried shrimps, he spat it out.
So I guess I have to give him live food.
Its not something that I am willing to do but does starving an Aro for a few days make them accept pellet and frozen shrimp foods ?