Keeping a live fish could be challenging for the first time but it is quite easy provided you have the right information, knowledge and procedures to care for Arowanas. Here is a little literature we have put together about Arowanas aggregately so you can be knowledgeable before getting your first Arowana fish.
Arowanas are freshwater bony fish, also known as Bonytongues. Arowanas have a bony with a babel in the mouth and the body covered with large and shiny scales and exotic placement and curve of fines along the body. They are also nicknamed the Dragon Fish as their elongated skin and fine display of fins makes it look like the Traditional Asian Dragon. Arowanas can grow up to 3 to 4feets in length and even more for some species. Only captivity breeds of the fish are legally certified and sold; that is, the F2 (second filial generation). Arowanas caught in the wild are the F1 (first filial generation) and they are not legally sold in international markets as they are considered as endangered species. The F1 arowanas are born and bred in their natural inhabitant in the wild and dark waters. Arowanas are said to be mildly aggressive, water jumpers and have potential rapid growth but this also depends on the species, diet and care. Arowanas come from mainly 4 parts of the world with over 10 pure species and multiple hybrids with unmatched beauty. This numerous hybrids are highly products from tanning lights. Tanning is a system used by arowana breeders to enhance the skin color of arowanas with the use of special lightings installed in aquariums. Arowanas originate from 4 parts of the world with each part bringing forth arowanas of different specimen, color, personality and behavior.
Asia (mostly southeast Asia)
Arowanas are widely commented to be bringer of Good luck, Wealth, Fortune, prosperity and Good Health to its owners. Averagely an Arowana takes 3 to 4years to reach maturity for sex and breeding. Usually 3 years for the Asian Arowanas and 4years for the Gold arowanas. Mating season for Arowanas occur every year from August to October. A pair of Arowanas will chase each other while courting and swim side by side or they swim in a straight line way biting each other’s tail and chasing other arowanas away till sex is achieved and the female arowana gets pregnant. The female arowana subsequently will lay eggs at the depth of the tank or breeding pond and thereof the male arowana will fertilize the eggs. Most arowanas are male brooders except for the Jardini arowana which happens to be a female brooder; that is, the male arowana carries the eggs in its mouth for over a month until the eggs are fertilized and become Fry (Baby Arowanas). The female arowana on its side when pregnant has a weaker immune system than the normal making it vulnerable and prone to infections and sickness.
Arowanas are not difficult to feed as the will eat almost anything that can fit in their largemouth including tank mates. Generally, Arowanas are carnivore and also they feed on vegetables. Also they feed on processed Arowana food which can be gotten from supermarket shelves and fish stores. Here are a few Arowana food:
Distinguishing the sex of arowanas can be very tricky and confusing. The is almost no chance to determine the sex of a baby arowana but as arowanas grow older and bigger the masculine and feminine hormones becomes printed. Male arowanas have larger jaws than the female, slimmer body than the female and the male have a larger pectoral fins relative to the female.
Given the above information and insights about Arowanas, You should be able to basically own and care for an Arowana. Now you have the knowledge about Arowanas, we recommend you order an Arowana and start ripping the benefits of owning and caring for this Exotic Rare Ornamental Fish.