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Pinay
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PostPosted: 2007.01.01(Mon)23:21    Post subject: Arowana Reply with quote

We just bought two arowanas.
They were in the tank at the store together and look like they got a long. We keep checking on them just to make sure they were friends before we bought them. We brought the home they seem to like to jump in the tank when the lights are off. Does anyone know why they like to do that??
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Marcos Avila
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PostPosted: 2007.01.01(Mon)23:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arowanas are well-known jumpers, it's part of their natural behavior. In nature they jump to eat insects and spiders hanging from low-lying branches over the water. Read more about them in the Gallery section:

http://www.aquahobby.com/gallery/e_arrow2.php

And since this is your first post and you didn't complete your profile, I have to ask: what size is the tank they're in and how long has it been set up?
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richiestang_78
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PostPosted: 2007.01.02(Tue)0:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup, I have to agree, if the tank is less then 250-300gal then you can't really keep them. They are not a fish for beginners and for most setups period.
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Serkan
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PostPosted: 2007.01.02(Tue)7:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

How lucky are you. I love arowana. Gl looking after them.
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DF Bobo
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PostPosted: 2007.01.02(Tue)7:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

these things get huge and need large and well covered tanks since they are very powerful jumpers. it may seem we're really pressuring you, but it's really important that the tank is big enough for these fish (who get to about a meter in length)
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FiftyCalibre
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PostPosted: 2007.01.02(Tue)8:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man I wish I had a tank big enough for them.

Heaps of my relatives in malaysia have em. One has a massive tank/pond in the backyard for them
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fishlover888
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PostPosted: 2007.01.02(Tue)9:09    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was thinking of having arowanas before I got my discus. Then I read that they eat fresh food only and need a tank bigger than the 125 g I had. That's when I decided to go for discus.

I need to be away from home few weeks each year for my vacation and there is no way for me to feed them fresh food with auto feeder.
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PeterIreland
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PostPosted: 2007.01.05(Fri)3:15    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seriously concerned that your tank isn't big enough for two Arowana.

You should have a tank of at least 8' foot length and quite deep.

Anyone purchasing such a specialised fish as Arowana should know about their jumping ability.

I hope we are jumping the gun here but if your tank isn't big enough I would bring them back to the shop asap.
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