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12-08-2005, 09:39 PM
The arapaima species of the arowana is one of the worlds largest freshwater fish. It can grow up to 15 feet and weigh over 440 pounds. They also are used for medicinal means in South America. Dried and used with bark can help with intestinal worms.

12-08-2005, 10:49 PM
The arapaima isn't really a Arowana but your right that it is one of the contenders to the title of the largest freshwater fish in the world.

10-15-2006, 04:12 PM
Arapaima is one of the first generation of Arrowana. Check it out, you'll see. :)

01-13-2007, 05:04 PM
15 footer?? woww i am amazed!! i need to check this species out on the web and do some reserch...id love to see one of those:1luvu:

01-13-2007, 06:19 PM
Holly Smokes!! i think i am in love!!! check out these photos!!! http://travel.webshots.com/photo/2554757890091731827bovPqV

01-13-2007, 06:24 PM
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.juliezickefoose.com/blog/uploaded_images/arapaima-796984.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.juliezickefoose.com/blog/archive/2006_04_01_juliezickefoose_archive.html&h=374&w=499&sz=32&hl=en&start=20&tbnid=4vhbeIsp1hnnsM:&tbnh=97&tbnw=130&prev=/images%3Fq%3Darapaima%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr% 3D%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26channel%3Ds%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26sa%3DG

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.aquariumhobbyist.com/ozarowana/2togas/2togas7.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.aquariumhobbyist.com/ozarowana/2togas/&h=240&w=320&sz=12&hl=en&start=6&tbnid=joUEMz1PbcDZOM:&tbnh=89&tbnw=118&prev=/images%3Fq%3Darowana%2Btank%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den %26lr%3D%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26channel%3Ds%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26sa%3DG

you can see most diffence in the face

01-13-2007, 09:05 PM
jman , those are some interesting pictures you posted , imagine having a couple of those in a huge pond where you were able to look down below to see those massive monsters moving about ....seriously id jump in and swim with them lol if they allowed me to :hmm3grin2orange:

01-14-2007, 09:46 PM
soon as you jumped the fish would let you know what the deal is...LOL

01-15-2007, 02:59 AM
jman...your probably right. . lolol altho i did say IF they let me. . :hmm3grin2orange:

John Thee
03-23-2009, 04:37 PM
who raises arapaima commercially?

03-23-2009, 05:47 PM
who raises arapaima commercially?

Hopefully nobody does. THey have no business being in the hobby.

BTW, old thread. :)

03-24-2009, 12:06 AM
wow Really old thread! lol
There was a documentry on Ntional Geographic channel a little while ago.They were catching them with a fishing rod!lol It was incredable watching a 14ft fish jumping out of the water.It was a hell of a fight bt only took 40mins or something.
Great show but it hasn't been back on.

03-24-2009, 12:08 AM
Locals use them a big food source, but now being overfished and wild population is dropping by a lot!

03-24-2009, 06:45 AM
Locals use them a big food source, but now being overfished and wild population is dropping by a lot!
And that's why they should to be commercially farmed, they are being fished to near out of existence! I agree they have no place in the hobby, but I mean If you have a 50,000g tank maybe you could handle one or almost 2. Lotta meat on them big fish, but they dont grow that big overnight.

03-24-2009, 03:19 PM
With all the reruns on tv how come they never repeat the good ones!:spam:

LOL If that show does come back on I'll let you know.It was very educational and interesting.
They were using red bellied pirhanas as bait fish.

03-25-2009, 06:13 AM
A. Gigas :1luvu:

I've seen pics a of 3,000g(I think that's what it was) with and A. Gigas. It made the tank look like a goldfish in a bowl.
Thankful that was its home before a move to a 7,500g.