Silver Arowana - Stands Still and Curled?

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Silver Arowana - Stands Still and Curled?

Hi, Could you please tell me why is that one of the silver arowana 5" always stands still in a curled posture - tail almost touches the mid body. but when i go near the tank or some other fish tries to bully him, he swims straight to the other end and again stands still on the curled position. and also sometime he floats downwards like he has lost control and then he swims straight upwards and again stands still curled. Mostly at the middle of the tank near the front glass of the aquarium.

Please help, before i lose him. Iam too tensed...And love him too...
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Kaiser replied the topic: Re: Silver Arowana - Stands Still and Curled?

Can you post a pic of him? Would be great if you can give us a reading of what your pH, ammonia, nitrites and nitrates are too. That would help a lot in identifying what could be wrong.

Also, if you don't mind me asking, what size tank are you keeping him in? I'm no expert but a friend of mine has an Arowana that he's keeping in a 300 gallon.
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Hexclover replied the topic: Re: Silver Arowana - Stands Still and Curled?

Kaiser wrote: Can you post a pic of him? Would be great if you can give us a reading of what your pH, ammonia, nitrites and nitrates are too. That would help a lot in identifying what could be wrong.

Also, if you don't mind me asking, what size tank are you keeping him in? I'm no expert but a friend of mine has an Arowana that he's keeping in a 300 gallon.


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cebosound replied the topic: Re: Silver Arowana - Stands Still and Curled?

i have seen them do this when they are hunting, right before they strike. .. but he shouldnt just stay in that position. is the tank larger enough for him to turn around easily?

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Noddy replied the topic: Re: Silver Arowana - Stands Still and Curled?

A vid could be helpfull too.
But first get that waterparameters checked.

but it's deffo not normal... :(
allthough I'm at a loss what could be causing this.
He's been doing this curling up, recently, or ever since you got him?
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