View Full Version : He's here-Finally

02-22-2010, 03:30 PM
I just got him Monday, but my home computer is down so i had to wait to use the schools. Hes about 7'', with no fin rips or scars, which is suprising seeing how he was housed with 2 others. He was obviously the aggressive one, having beat up on the other aro still left with him when I got there. Currently I'm feeding him freeze dried plankton and krill, with a rosy red every other ady or so. Is this right? I asked what they fed them at the LFS, and bought the same, but I'm not sure on how much, and how many times a day. Currenlty hes at a pinch of planton and a krill, twice a day, except for rosy red days. he eats quite hungrily, but I know that doesnt always mean fedd him more. Just asking.

02-22-2010, 04:19 PM
Can't help you with the feeding too much...but babies can eat more than what you would feed an adult...

Congrats though! Looking forward to pictures!:11:

02-22-2010, 04:50 PM
What kind of Aro is it? I avoid live foods...They will eat just about anything though. I give my Silver Aro Krill, pellets, raw shrimp, fish fillets, etc...

Looking forward to pics!

02-22-2010, 05:28 PM

02-22-2010, 05:55 PM
^ What he said :hmm3grin2orange:

02-22-2010, 06:14 PM
A varied diet is best, and I would stay away from live feeder fish. They do love crickets, and crickets are easy to gut load. Just feed them good foods like fresh greens and even fish food then feed to the aro. Krill should not be a staple, but is a great treat. Any seafood from the grocery store will work well, like strips of fish(salmon, smelt, whitefish, mackeral, catfish ect) and crustations(clams, shrimp, mussles, squid ect). You can feed some good quality pellets too.

02-22-2010, 06:42 PM
Varied varied varied. :22: And, like NG said, :worthless:

02-22-2010, 07:35 PM
Nice NG, yea I might be able to get pics tonight and through my sisters laptop. We'll see

02-22-2010, 08:41 PM
All above advice is good. Get him off the live feeders (not much nutrition, good chance of getting disease in your tank). Fresh seafood, superworms, krill, is all the best to feed your aro. Best of luck with him and can't wait to see him.

02-23-2010, 01:14 PM
http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/fishpictures/data/961/thumbs/100_1046.JPG (http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/fishpictures/showphoto.php?photo=17000)

This is one of the pics I could get. He's a little flash scared, so its hard to get a good photo. More tonight maybe

02-23-2010, 03:07 PM
Thanks! That helps! Not that he looks markedly different from any other arowana...but he sure is cute! thumbs2:

02-23-2010, 03:20 PM
He already recognizes people coming into the room and swims towards the front. He gets along well with his tankmate, a TSN, too. The scar on him is on his one side, but it's really small. I named him BAMF (its an acronym) because he is one.

02-23-2010, 03:56 PM
He looks nice!

What are your future plans for the Aro and the TSN? Jut curious.

02-23-2010, 07:36 PM
I have a 240 that can be made ready for when both get larger, its just that the 75 is in my room, so I'd like to show them off for now. The cat will have large caves, because my father works for the town and has unlimited access to rocks of all kinds, for free. It should be interesting in a while