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Spartanhockey89
02-03-2010, 03:38 PM
I've decided on a silver. the LFS stocks them at about 5-6''. How long should I watch this guy in the store for problems? A couple days? I can go everyday if I have to. And should i go with the most aggressive, or the one hiding in the corner?

Northernguy
02-03-2010, 03:42 PM
Silver aro need a large tank no matter what size they are.
How big is your tank?
I would go with the one that swims a lot and has no scars or marks on the body.

rich311k
02-03-2010, 03:57 PM
Be sure it eats before buying it.

VoidParadigm
02-03-2010, 04:31 PM
As Rich said make sure it eats. Which technically covers NG's suggestion too.

A healthy predator is one that moves with gusto towards food.

Lukenasia
02-03-2010, 04:44 PM
I noticed in your profile you listed a 75g as to be your Arowana tank, just abit of friendly advice, he won't be in there for too long. They grow very quickly and as adults need a 225g+ in my opinion. I would be using a 125 minimum as a grow out tank. A standard 75G is 4ft long, they can grow to 2ft on their own, but don't forget they need to be able to turn around and they like alot of swimming space.

Unless you're planning on getting a very large tank very soon I think you'll need to re-think your stratergy abit :14:

Crispy
02-03-2010, 08:14 PM
Definitely go for the one who eats aggressively. It's a bonus if they're eating prepared foods and a variety. As stated above, tank size needs to be big, your 5" aro will be over a foot in no time. :fish:

Red
02-03-2010, 08:16 PM
I doubt you have a tank that can hold a aro. I would not buy one.

Crispy
02-03-2010, 08:18 PM
6'x2'x2' minimum tank size to house an arowana IMO. Thats a 180 gallon.

Red
02-03-2010, 08:39 PM
6'x2'x2' minimum tank size to house an arowana IMO. Thats a 180 gallon.

Its ok because you have one in a 180 :rolling:
220 IMO.

Crispy
02-03-2010, 09:01 PM
Its ok because you have one in a 180 :rolling:
220 IMO.

Yup... and I hadta upgrade from my 130 for that reason. I also stated MINIMUM tank size, not optimal tank size.

Spartanhockey89
02-09-2010, 04:03 PM
yea i haven't updated my profile, sorry I DO have a 240g, all ready for when he grows bigger, the 75s just in my room so I'm starting him in there to show him off.

Crispy
02-09-2010, 08:36 PM
Cool, so you got the aro? any pics?

Spartanhockey89
02-11-2010, 04:03 PM
he'll be arriving next week, but sory until i get a good camera with a pogram that works, not pics. unless i steal my sisters??