Renowned for its hunting ability and large size, The Silver Arowana is one of the most iconic around and will be the prized possession of any hobby aquarist. Whilst not generally recommended for beginners, this fish can make a fantastic addition to an experienced keeper’s tank. Arowana are strong powerful swimmers, and can be fairly aggressive at times. They are a predator fish that can grow up to 4 foot in size and weigh in excess of 6kg. When raised in captivity you should expect an Arowana to have a lifespan of 10-15 years.
Cool things about the silver Arowana
The silver arowana has an elongated body with a compact and wedge-shaped head and large eyes. Body is silvery in color with large cycloid scales. It has pink and beautiful tapered fins with large and oblique mouth and forked barbels on the tip of the lower jaw which are used as sensory organ, able to detect movement on the water`s surface. This amazing species can also obtain oxygen from air by drawing it into their swim bladder. They are an exciting species that are constantly swimming around the aquarium, providing plenty of action and enjoyment. Dorsal and anal fins are extended up to the small caudal fin, with which they are fused together.
WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT FEEDING AQUARIUM FISH
In nature, fish eat whenever they are hungry and the food is available. If food sources are plentiful, they will eat several times a day. On the other hand, if food sources are scarce, they might go for days between meals. For this reason, fish are very opportunistic and will eat whenever they have a chance.
Regardless of one or two feedings, the key is to keep each feeding very small. Do Not overfeed your fish. Whenever in doubt, the best practice is to underfeed your fish. There are a lot of health concerns related to overfeeding your fish.