View Full Version : Wild caught arowanas.

01-04-2005, 11:36 PM
I've heard that wild caught Asian Arowana (of the red variety) is better than captive bred arowanas, not just the coloration but other qualites as well. Does anyone know if this is true or just a rumour? :?:

01-05-2005, 12:59 AM
well first of all it is highly illegal to catch wild asian arowana as they are endangered.
as for your question it may be possible but the farn bred ones will probably be bred for good colouration and you can get different grades.
never seen a wild one so i dont really know for sure.

01-05-2005, 02:42 AM
Thatís a rumor. You could get a better fish from a wild caught specimen (although I donít think anyone should buy one) however the odds for that are very small (astronomical). You have much better odds getting a quality arowana from a breeder.

01-07-2005, 02:17 PM
It's sad that this rumour even exists, since they are, as you say, endangered and shouldn't be caught as long as they are. Hopefully the rumour will die out soon.

04-30-2006, 10:26 AM
Rumour exists coz its most likely comes from those who trade in wild aros to improve their sales.