Article on Arowana And How Drop Eye Develops

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www.reef2rainforest.com/2009/03/27/eye-droop-in-arowana-and-arapaima-gigas/

Basically, the author believes that a majority of drop eye in arowana is caused by damage inflicted on the arowana when spooked and it crashes on the side wall or even top of the aquarium. The same affliction occurs in arapaimas in public aquariums, and he has personally witnessed an arapaima who hit the aquarium wall on its left side of the side and subsequently it developed drop eye on the left side.
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DMD123 replied the topic: Article on Arowana And How Drop Eye Develops

Interesting read. Seen a lot of theories on the subject but wonder why the black arowana do not seem to be as susceptible....
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It might be because more people can more easily get the silver arowana, and the black arowana is much more expensive, so if more people own the silver than chances are higher that drop eye will occur with them. You can combine that with the fact that people with black arowana are more experienced and get the right size tanks from the beginning.
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turtle lover replied the topic: Article on Arowana And How Drop Eye Develops

makes me wonder if it can occur if an arapaima hit someone
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