View Full Version : Australian Arowana

04-14-2006, 03:54 PM
I frequently have to go to one of two near by storm water drains which home thousands of mosquito fish and i must catch them for the barramundi, severum and oscar i own the drain pipe is about 2 and half feet high and further into the pipe thats were the larger mosquito fish are so i ventured up and to my amazement while i was scooping fish i heard in a smaller pipe that was to dark to see a loud pop as if an oscar snapped a fishthen alot of mosquito fish came swimming out and following them was a large fish about 10" which is big compared to what im use to catching down there and william told me that there is australian arowana and i was unaware but that is exactly what this mistery fish looked liked and strangley its stuck in a drain, it swum away quickly when it saw me but i plan to catch it as a pet since it aint going no where to soon.

Sorry for sharing that long pointless story with u but i was just excited that i know what the fish is if i do catch it i will show you some pics

04-14-2006, 05:48 PM
Thats a nice fish. Wouldn't mind having one myself.

04-14-2006, 05:50 PM
this one from what i could see was a silvery colour, would an arowana go good with an oscar? in the video forum there was an arowana with an oscar but just to make sure and see if there is anything to look out for im askin

04-14-2006, 05:52 PM
Yes. Arowanas are rether aggressive and is often kept with Oscars. It is however always good to keep an eye for problems that might araise in any setup.

04-14-2006, 05:53 PM
nice luckily the one trapped in the drain is close to finn (my oscars size)

04-14-2006, 09:16 PM
Thats good. It wouldn't be a proble if the Arowana was larger than your Oscar either.

04-15-2006, 12:21 AM
I which one would be better to keep?

04-30-2006, 12:16 PM
Just got me an Autralian Arowana a few weeks ago. started at 4.5 inches and growing fast.

04-30-2006, 12:28 PM
where you from monski?
If Monski is your last name im going to assume u have polish blood in you some how

04-30-2006, 01:18 PM

08-15-2006, 07:59 PM
I may be able to get a 6 inch Aussie Saratoga of a backyard breeder for $50 bucks would it be alright fully gorwn with my Oscars, Black ghosts, Acaras, Silver Dollars, Severum and Convicts in a 6 footer?

08-16-2006, 12:01 AM
You would soon need to get a much larger tank.
what gallon is a six footer anyway.

08-16-2006, 02:07 AM
it varies form 125 gallons to over 200 gallons, thats why there is no point in saying 4 footer or six footer, the actual tank size needs to be specified. ideally even with actual dimensions as many tank sizes can come in multiple shapes of varying dimensions. i do not think you should get the arowana, i just dont think it will work.

08-17-2006, 03:48 PM
alright then thanx for the advice, will the other fish work and yes it is a 200 gal +

2 oscars
2 acaras
2 severums
3 silver dollars
1 ghost
2 convicts

08-17-2006, 05:16 PM
you might want some bottom feeders like a Synodontis spp. in there, and maybe a larger school of silver dollars, schools should be at least 6.

08-17-2006, 05:22 PM
well then if i added those extra fish and a higher skool of dollars would that be alright oh and if possible id like to still get a green terror

08-17-2006, 07:18 PM
what filtration are you planning? what is the exact gallonage?

08-17-2006, 07:37 PM
not sure what type of filter it is called but ill find out also it is 260 gallons, when i first get the tank for a while it will just be the two oscars until the other fish grow im buying all the gravel, gravel filters, heater, all the essentials before adding anymore fish

08-17-2006, 07:43 PM
you arent planning on undergravel filtration are you? does it come with a filter?

08-17-2006, 07:50 PM
i was not planning on undergravel filteration this filter is one that take up another 2 foot tank and sitts under the 6 footer it sucks the water out puts it through the 2 footer then puts the cleaned water back into the tank and no it does not come with a filter to my knowledge

08-17-2006, 08:16 PM
for that sized tank you may want to look into the fluval FX5.