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jscurrier
08-13-2009, 01:38 PM
So I was at my LFS getting some Pictus Cats and a Pleco yesterday, and made a payment on my 150g tank/stand (in layaway until Sept.29th/30th). I saw they had a 8" or 9" Golden Arowana. Beautiful fish. Had a $70.00 price tag. Doing a bit of research, I see the fish is possibly an endangered species? I think the fish may have been labeled incorrectly, but it was defenitely a gold/darker color. Are silver arows a darker color when they are that size? I dont think i will get one as my tank will be a bit too small.

Crispy
08-13-2009, 07:19 PM
Sounds like a jardini (asian arowana)... especially with only a $70 price tag. There are many types of gold variations. Very cool fish.... true gold aros go for thousands...

jscurrier
08-13-2009, 08:07 PM
Ahhh. Perhaps someday I will venture into a really big tank, but for now, my 150 will be a handfull. Thanks for the reply.

Red
08-13-2009, 08:26 PM
I highly doubt its a gold aro, 1 they cost at least $200 and two they are illegal in the USA.
Only Aros that are legal are-
Jardini
Silver
Black
African.

Oscar_freak12321
08-13-2009, 08:29 PM
:yeahthat:

jscurrier
08-18-2009, 04:58 PM
Went back to the store today. It was actually a Jardini. Very nice fish. Price was 69.99. He was only about 6-7 inches long.

Demjor19
08-18-2009, 07:29 PM
Sounds like a jardini (asian arowana)... especially with only a $70 price tag. There are many types of gold variations. Very cool fish.... true gold aros go for thousands...

The Jardini is actually from Australia & New Guinea...it's commonly mislabled as an Asian fish.

If there was a true gold for $70...that would get the wheels turning! :18: Although they are illegal.

jscurrier
08-18-2009, 07:55 PM
It's the store where im getting the 150g, the guy said the jardini would do fine in the 150g....

I'm thinking not. Not with 2 bichirs, 2 pictus cats and a pleco. May be fine for a while, but it would grow to about 18" in a few months. I just hope he can get another one in the future.

Demjor19
08-18-2009, 08:00 PM
It's the store where im getting the 150g, the guy said the jardini would do fine in the 150g....

I'm thinking not. Not with 2 bichirs, 2 pictus cats and a pleco. May be fine for a while, but it would grow to about 18" in a few months. I just hope he can get another one in the future.

Jardinis are a terrible community fish. They are generally super aggressive and try to kill anything in there path. They average about 1" per month of growth for the first year and a half, then slow down a bit.

If you want an aro in the future and plan on having the space I would go with a Silver or Black Aro. They both generally do well in comm. tanks even with there large size.

jscurrier
08-19-2009, 11:30 AM
Sounds good, thanks for the advice thumbs2:

Red
08-19-2009, 12:34 PM
demjor also forgot to say is that a 150 is not a long term tank. If you want to get a aro, you have to look into the future and if there is not a bigger better tank in there, don't get the aro.

Demjor19
08-19-2009, 12:40 PM
demjor also forgot to say is that a 150 is not a long term tank. If you want to get a aro, you have to look into the future and if there is not a bigger better tank in there, don't get the aro.

Very true. I guess sometimes I assume that is common knowledge...although I think he did mention a new tank in the future.

Edit: See post #3

Red
08-19-2009, 12:47 PM
Oh lol, see what happens when you browse :)
I just didnt want to make it just clear to the OP, but other memebers reading. We have been seeing some people want to keep them long term in a 150.

Demjor19
08-19-2009, 01:56 PM
Oh lol, see what happens when you browse :)
I just didnt want to make it just clear to the OP, but other memebers reading. We have been seeing some people want to keep them long term in a 150.

Yeah a 150 long term is definitely a poor idea. I would say no longer than two years from a yoy fish. Just my 2 cents.

Red
08-19-2009, 01:59 PM
I can't agree anymore, but somepeople think they can be housed longer then that :/

jscurrier
08-19-2009, 06:39 PM
I'm not getting one unless I can house a silver in a 300g or better. Those plans are in thier infancy. Nothing in stone yet. Too much on my plate now as it is.

Demjor19
08-19-2009, 07:06 PM
I'm not getting one unless I can house a silver in a 300g or better. Those plans are in thier infancy. Nothing in stone yet. Too much on my plate now as it is.

That's a good idea. My plans are for a 375...3' wide is nice!

Crispy
08-19-2009, 08:20 PM
Yup, 250+ in my future... couldn't agree more with you guys... but a 150 is a helluva grow-out tank!

Demjor19
08-20-2009, 12:18 AM
Yup, 250+ in my future... couldn't agree more with you guys... but a 150 is a helluva grow-out tank!

I do agree! In fact I used a 75 for quite some time...even after I had the 180 up and running. You really need to treat it case by case and use your best judgement on when to move them.