How big of tank for Silver Arowana?

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Poseidon2.0 replied the topic: How big of tank for Silver Arowana?

MeganBannra wrote: Holy crap you guys got me side tracked of what I initially wanted LMAO I'm pretty stuck on a silver Arowana though... I mean look at this beast!


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Tell me more about this jardini though... never heard of one


The silver Arowana are wonderful fish, but do you really want one that will be cramped in a (to him) tiny aquarium? It is unfortunate that the industry pushes these fish (many of my lfs have baby silvers). They are beasts indeed and unless you can properly house one to make it happy, would steer clear.

The jardini are a little more rare than the silvers, but very beautiful. They grow up to 24 inches so a bare minimum would be a six foot 180, but really the fish would be cramped in that once it reaches full size and would have barely enough room to turn around. Like keeping a St. Bernard in a small New York City apartment.

What kind of tank do you have available? Are you able to upgrade? Everyone here enjoys fish, but also wants to see them prosper.
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gorgoroth replied the topic: How big of tank for Silver Arowana?

just some video of wild arowana, to give you some insight into what it is capable of.


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streetsmart73 replied the topic: How big of tank for Silver Arowana?

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1. ben, the aro in question is no ordinary aro.
2. it is an Asian red aro.
3. furthermore, it is some top of the range specimen.
4. except for its tailfin, the red looks awesome.
5. should be at least 4 years old from the pic.

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streetsmart73 replied the topic: How big of tank for Silver Arowana?

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1. ts, the minimum tank size for an aro: a 422, 4 feet in length, 2 feet in width and 2 feet in height.
2. the 2-foot width will allow the aro to turn around.
3. as all aros are surface feeders, the 2 foot in height is good.
4. a mature silver can grow to some 3 feet in good water conditions and environment.
5. now, for the jardini, it is the most ferocious aro.
6. you just cannot comm the jardini with other fishes not even with its own.
7. over in asia, we prefer the reds and crossbacks (Asian gold aros).
8. please visit: www.arofanatics.com
9. this is hosted in Singapore in which I am also a member.
10. you shall find many useful and relevant details and information on the aro, and all types of aros.


11. ts, almost forgotten: the aro is a very strong and tough fish.
12. you must have proper top cover for the aro tank.
13. in fact, my aro tanks are all at least 10mm thick with a 8mm thick glass covers.
14. baby or juveniles are also very very good jumpers.

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DRACO replied the topic: How big of tank for Silver Arowana?

MeganBannra wrote: Holy crap you guys got me side tracked of what I initially wanted LMAO I'm pretty stuck on a silver Arowana though... I mean look at this beast!


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Tell me more about this jardini though... never heard of one


at some point of my fish keeping, i had one silver aro too...
but my age is catching up with me...
as i was topping the water direct from the faucet,
i fall asleep in the sofa... over flooding the garage
killing my silver aro with chlorine

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benmcfadden replied the topic: Re:How big of tank for Silver Arowana?

Hey streets. Long time no speak. We need an update on your fish.



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benmcfadden replied the topic: Re:How big of tank for Silver Arowana?

Hey Paul.

Hope your family is doing ok. How's the albino Pang ?


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streetsmart73 replied the topic: Re:How big of tank for Silver Arowana?

benmcfadden wrote: Hey streets. Long time no speak. We need an update on your fish.



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1. ben, sure will do that.
2. my "bullethead" the Asian gold crossback is already one year old; a :woohoo: t 13" in length

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benmcfadden replied the topic: Re:How big of tank for Silver Arowana?

Nice. I bet it's a beast now.


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