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Crispy
03-02-2010, 12:00 PM
Cool vid. :ssmile:

http://www.ciamazonfish.net/framesenglish/home1.htm

Northernguy
03-02-2010, 03:05 PM
That was a cool video!
They can fit a lot of fry in there!thumbs2:
I like that pool idea!lol

Spartanhockey89
03-02-2010, 05:23 PM
Wow thats alot of fry! The mother was pretty strong too, it seemed she kept almost getting away from the handler.

SW Florida Kid
03-02-2010, 05:32 PM
WoW! That was pretty cool. Thanks for the vid. I think it's amazing how all of the fry naturally knew what to do and swam right for the mother's mouth.

toddnbecka
03-02-2010, 05:36 PM
That was actually the father, not the mother. The male carries the eggs for 50-60 days, then the fry for another 7-8 weeks until the yolk sacs are abosrbed. It takes 6 months for them to grow large enough to sell, average brood size is around 2 dozen.

j0hnh0lmes
03-02-2010, 07:41 PM
That's awesome. I'm suprised he could hold that many in his mouth. Do you think they accidently swallow them sometimes?

xasuma
03-02-2010, 07:55 PM
Wow !
thats amazing!
i had no idea they did that with their fries, unbelliavable thumbs2:

Lukenasia
03-02-2010, 08:15 PM
certainly a unique video, all I wonder is how you'd go about breeding these monsters, can you sex them at all, do they make a pair, and what kind of size poole (not tank) would you need for a pair of them?

Crispy
03-02-2010, 08:21 PM
certainly a unique video, all I wonder is how you'd go about breeding these monsters, can you sex them at all, do they make a pair, and what kind of size poole (not tank) would you need for a pair of them?

Yes, it is the father aro who carries the fry. Sexing aros can be done when they are larger, but near impossible when small. Males have slight overbites, while females have slight underbites. Pairing them usually requires the growout of many young arowana in same pond. Growing up together seems like the only way to get them to pair off.