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JHHPUNK
07-27-2006, 04:43 PM
Hello, I am going to be buying a 3 inch silver arowana in about 5 weeks. I already have the tank set up and running with other (cheaper) fish in it to cycle the water. So far I have a 3 inch pleco, a 2 1/2 inch catfish, a 1 inch in diameter silver dollar, and 12 half inch feeder fish which will soon be eaten by the aro. I was wondering if anyone has had an angel fish as a tank mate? I have heard of it a few times from people who have done it, but I have also heard that it hardly ever works out. Do you guys think an angel fish would be worth a shot? I have these fish in a 30 gallon tank. But I will soon be upgrading size. thanks in advance

-Jeff

William
07-27-2006, 05:29 PM
the silver aro will grow fast so you will as you say need to upgrade soon and will need a much larger aquarium in the long run. Which fish that makes good company for an Arowana depends to a degree on which size aquarium you are going to egt to house it in long term.

I would not recommen trying angels as the chance for success as you have heard is small. getting angels would also limit the options you would have in regards to other fish for the tank.

JHHPUNK
07-27-2006, 07:38 PM
k, thanks for the help.

Sin
01-13-2007, 05:13 PM
your best bet is to get a 150 gallon or better to raise them in , i would recommend channel catfishes or irredecent sharks or even a pacu as companions for the arro. . .my thing is i have these kinds of fishes with my arrows yet once they get a certain size i will have to find them good homes for the rest of the fishes since they do get big and really if you do get arrows they should be your priority in terms of houseing them , i have a friend whos got a 300 gallon tank that will take my pacus once they are too big for me to house properly , at the moment they are chilling and living the good life eating the best of foods :wink2: then when you get rid of the rest of the fishes you can start all over and get more of the fishes you sold or gave away...and raise them all over again...providing the fact that you do not feed live foods you shouldnt have a problem , yet the arrows are individuals and you would have to know how they would react to smaller fishes beforehand

jman
01-13-2007, 05:15 PM
i would also recommend the 150 gallon my silver is growing fast as well

Sin
01-13-2007, 06:13 PM
i would also recommend the 150 gallon my silver is growing fast as well
hey jman , how big is your tank ? my tank is a 125gallon

jman
01-13-2007, 06:15 PM
there is another 150 gallon that the arowana will be moved to after the 75 just gotta move some more things around

jman
01-13-2007, 06:16 PM
iv'e got a lot of tanks and have a fish store friend who has space for just about anything besides a blue whale.LOL

Sin
01-14-2007, 12:21 AM
jman its always good to have a few friends with larger tanks! my tinfoil barbs and sharks and pacus all will one day be moved to larger tanks , my arrowanas will stay with me as i will accomodate them in the future...one of my friends all they have are pacu fish and huge tanks so i feel VERY comfortable with them being with them , the sharks and barbs i will have to find someone with a huge tank and knows what hes doing...but they are comfortable at the moment so i just enjoy them

jman
01-14-2007, 10:09 PM
just let me know!!!!!!
LOL
i'll take them anyday!!!!!!!!!!

Sin
01-14-2007, 11:19 PM
jman..that isnt going to be easy for me..lol i do get attached to the fishes...yet all of the ones i have will grow big one day....when that time comes i'll let you know. . lol i do have a friend whos got a 300 and a 500 gallon tank and basically for the time being i will enjoy them ,the only good thing i guess is that they will be better off in a larger tank and this way i can just raise some more baby ones ..my arrowanas will stay with me tho!

jman
01-14-2007, 11:22 PM
cool dude.

my stepfather also gets really attached to the fish sometimes he keeps fish to they die like he's doing now with his south american cichlid tank.

Sin
01-16-2007, 06:11 PM
i just wanted to correct myself on the fact that i do not believe Pacus would make good tank mates for the arowanas at all....they are better off by themselves as there is no need to stress out the aroawana should the water parameters go off wack..which is a good possibility since pacus are dirty fish and as they grow bigger they will foul the water much more

bluefish101
06-05-2007, 03:52 AM
well diddnt se the use in tarting a new thread now for arowana tank mates would an african lung fish work? i have one from a local breeder its about 4' long and they are supposed to be good with aggresive fish

cocoa_pleco
06-05-2007, 04:06 AM
im not 100% sure, but MAYBE. Wait for fishguy to come on tomorrow morning. He will know

bluefish101
06-05-2007, 04:10 AM
thaks ~:--)

Fishguy2727
06-05-2007, 12:46 PM
What size tank?

bluefish101
06-05-2007, 02:40 PM
500g tank with one afrian lung

YaYgoldFish
06-05-2007, 09:30 PM
A barracuda, same colors so it would look great

bluefish101
06-05-2007, 11:08 PM
where do you get barracudas?

cocoa_pleco
06-05-2007, 11:59 PM
ive seen em at petsmart. I personally dont like them, but they may work with your fish

YaYgoldFish
06-06-2007, 01:05 AM
Well i got 2 from my lfs..but maybe online? If not go to a lfs and maybe ask if they could get some for you, but you might have to pay shipping. I payed 20 bucks for 2 of them at about 4 inches big.

bluefish101
06-06-2007, 04:41 AM
wow thats alot ceaper than my lung fish or my arrowana

Fishguy2727
06-06-2007, 02:27 PM
What are the dimensions of the 500?

Jarryd
03-25-2009, 10:54 PM
[QUOTE=JHHPUNK]Hello, I am going to be buying a 3 inch silver arowana in about 5 weeks. I already have the tank set up and running with other (cheaper) fish in it to cycle the water. So far I have a 3 inch pleco, a 2 1/2 inch catfish, a 1 inch in diameter silver dollar, and 12 half inch feeder fish which will soon be eaten by the aro. I was wondering if anyone has had an angel fish as a tank mate? I have heard of it a few times from people who have done it, but I have also heard that it hardly ever works out. Do you guys think an angel fish would be worth a shot? I have these fish in a 30 gallon tank. But I will soon be upgrading size. thanks in advance

-Jeff

Hi Jeff, I would not recommend getting an Angel fish to live with a silver arowana because Angels like slow moving water and an aro is from the amazon river, but i always say to people that it is good to try different fish in aquariums. So all i have to say is good luck buddy!


-Jarryd

cocoa_pleco
03-26-2009, 12:47 AM
threads nearly 2 years old

Northernguy
03-26-2009, 03:08 AM
threads nearly 2 years old
lol I wonder how it worked out!:11:

Demjor19
03-26-2009, 03:04 PM
My Silver lived with some angels and severums for a while...no problems at all. granted she was only 12" long then...

Northernguy
03-26-2009, 03:19 PM
What happened to end it?

Demjor19
03-26-2009, 04:00 PM
I moved the aro to my 180...

Northernguy
03-26-2009, 04:40 PM
Oh,ok!:22: lol Are you getting a larger tank soon or is the 180 good enough?
I was just curious.I know they eat many different small fish.
I have never had one.Never had the tank space.

Demjor19
03-26-2009, 04:44 PM
Oh,ok!:22: lol Are you getting a larger tank soon or is the 180 good enough?
I was just curious.I know they eat many different small fish.
I have never had one.Never had the tank space.

She is going to be in the 180 for the rest of this year, then she will be going into a 375 (3x8x2).

My aro has never eaten a fish in since I have had her. She has gone after my Temensis a few times, but is fairly passive for the most part. The only time she is aggressive is during feeding time....watch your fingers! she has nailed me a few really good times!

Northernguy
03-26-2009, 04:58 PM
:hmm3grin2orange: Still hand feeding eh! lol
Free manacures!thumbs2:
That tank will be a great grow out home for her.:22:

Demjor19
03-26-2009, 06:18 PM
I dont usually hand feed, but she will actually jump out of the water to try grabbing the shrimp from my hand. This fish just loves to eat!

I think the 180 will be a great grow out as well.

Northernguy
03-26-2009, 07:06 PM
I thought they neede a 6x3' tank footprint?

Demjor19
03-26-2009, 07:49 PM
I thought they neede a 6x3' tank footprint?

Like I said...she will end up in an (8x3x2) 375...right now she is in my (6x2x2) 180 as a growout tank.

Jarryd
03-26-2009, 09:02 PM
Hi jman I have a silver aro too and he is 14 inches long. He started out when he was 3 inches long.how big is yours?

Demjor19
03-26-2009, 10:05 PM
Mine was 1.5" when I first got it and is now just over 20".

gokulshol
09-04-2009, 08:11 AM
hi,

you require at least a 150 , if it is a silver, Normally a 125 should do if it is an asian or an australian variety.

Well having angels as a partner for your arowana is not bad for a start but pl ensure that they are bigger than the arowana. :goldfish:

Titan05
04-29-2010, 08:16 PM
Hello, I am going to be buying a 3 inch silver arowana in about 5 weeks. I already have the tank set up and running with other (cheaper) fish in it to cycle the water. So far I have a 3 inch pleco, a 2 1/2 inch catfish, a 1 inch in diameter silver dollar, and 12 half inch feeder fish which will soon be eaten by the aro. I was wondering if anyone has had an angel fish as a tank mate? I have heard of it a few times from people who have done it, but I have also heard that it hardly ever works out. Do you guys think an angel fish would be worth a shot? I have these fish in a 30 gallon tank. But I will soon be upgrading size. thanks in advance

-Jeff
I used to have 4 large angels in a 200 gallon with two 16 inch silver

coolsingar
05-24-2010, 12:01 PM
hi jeff,

nothing big deal, i kept angel along with my 7 inches silver arowana. no issues till now. might be after growth will be pro. i read in blogs that what all are the fishes bigger than arowana's mouth is safer. so keep it along with arowana. cheers. bye\


singar
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