Taking Care of Silver Arowana

You have heard of the prized Asian Arowana. If you were given a choice between an Asian Arowana and a Silver Arowana, you are likely to choose the famous Asian Arowana.

You have heard of the prized Asian Arowana. If you were given a choice between an Asian Arowana and a Silver Arowana, you are likely to choose the famous Asian Arowana.

You have the desire to own an Asian Arowana. However, the Asian Arowana is a protected species and you will need to fork out a lot of money to get one fish.

If you are new to the hobby of taking care of Arowana, it is a huge risk to spend so much money on an Asian Arowana without knowing how to take care of it.

While the Arowana family is a relatively hardy fish, that does not mean the fish will not die.

Many people are in similar dilemma.

They have the desire to own such a majestic fish. The price and the lack of experience are two factors that deter them.

The best alternative is to buy a Silver Arowana.

The Silver Arowana is not the same genre as the Asian Arowana.

The Silver Arowana is not a protected fish. The fish looks different from its fame cousin as well. The Silver Arowana has an elongated body, and have longer fins.

However, it shares many characteristics with its cousins from Asia, Africa and Australia.

1. Size

Silver Arowana is a big fish. You cannot keep it in a small tank. The fish can grow to 36 inches. Some fishermen even report seeing a four feet fish in the wild.

It will outgrow the tank in a matter of months if you keep the fish in a medium tank.

While the baby fish looks cute and alert, you will notice that the fish doubles its size practically every month.

That is why it is better to have at least a 4 feet tank if you want to keep a single fish.

If you want to keep a community tank, make sure you have at least a 6 feet bank.

2. Team mate

You cannot keep the Silver Arowana with the guppies, the mollies and other smaller fish.

You need to keep the fish alone if you have a four feet tank.

If you intend to keep a community tank, make sure you choose the fishes that grow equally rapidly, and will grow to similar size.

The best is to keep a few Silver Arowanas together or keep it with large fish, such as the Oscar fish.

3. Ability to jump

The fish is a predator. It jumps if it sees the cockroach running across the roof.

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