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Amelia
09-21-2012, 10:49 AM
Thought I'd share with you Arowana junkies. This guy is in a display tank at my LFS. He is huge. Easily 2 feet. Apparently he has been known to bite when people put their hands in to do tank maint, and draw blood. He's an Asian Fancy, apparently.

http://sphotos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/423449_374424185901306_208602724_n.jpg

Lady Hobbs
09-21-2012, 10:58 AM
He's lovely, isn't he? It would be nice if they filled the tank with water, tho.

ScottishFish
09-21-2012, 11:11 AM
Looks like an asian red, or maybe super red? Crispy will be on his way to educate us shortly thumbs2:

Crispy
09-21-2012, 01:04 PM
definitely a red. there are many 'gimicky' names like super red, diablo red, double red, but they are all "red asian aros" (scleropages formosus). awesome fish indeed! you would think an endangered species worth a few thousand dollars would have a bit more tank space? or is it just the pic? :11:

...I would seriously contemplate breaking into the store and stealing the aro if that was my shop. :hmm3grin2orange:

Demjor19
09-21-2012, 02:01 PM
Beautiful fish! I dream of one day owning a Red!

Hobbs...With Aros, it's not always a good idea to have the tank full to the top. For several reasons.

Crispy
09-21-2012, 02:08 PM
only one pic? what a tease...............:hmm3grin2orange:

Old Marine
09-23-2012, 06:05 AM
Beautiful looking fish!

Ramsarecool
09-23-2012, 01:08 PM
Neat fish but yes I'll stick to smaller ones.

seb's fish
09-23-2012, 01:11 PM
That's a beautiful fish !

bexter
09-23-2012, 09:33 PM
Hi everybody just been having a look at this post and got curious as to what type of fish this was and why it was so expensive.... so looking on google like you do lol i came across this website.... http://www.arowana.co.uk/arowana-shop-productdisplay.php?product_id=83 hope it web address works

Amelia
09-26-2012, 01:43 AM
The tank is bigger than that, it's just the picture. But IMO it's still not big enough for him. He watches you while you're browsing -- creepy.

Sorry guys, that's the only picture! I nicked it off the LFS's website. I don't think they'd like me taking pictures myself...

Crispy
09-26-2012, 06:53 AM
is there a pricetag on that aro?

Amelia
09-26-2012, 10:57 PM
Nah, he's not for sale -- they get heaps of offers though. He's one of the only of his kind in New Zealand.

tetrageek
10-02-2012, 07:29 AM
Beautiful fish. I want to try and keep arowana some day.