It seems like there is a surge in interest of people who are interested in investing in an arowana breeding farm. These investors are of course only interested in. The Asian arowana (Scleropages formosus) comprises several phenotypic varieties of . Captive-bred arowanas that are legal for trade under CITES are documented in two ways. First, fish farms provide each buyer with a certificate of . The Australian version of the Arowana is the Saratoga, both the Jardini and Leichardti are great additions, they uphold the same characteristics as the Arowana’s.

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Sometimes referred to as the dragon fish, arowanas are one of the most beautiful and most fascinating species of fish in the aquarium trade.

They are considered a Jurassic era species and have been around for over a million years. The arowana has a bony head and a long, powerful body. Their bodies are also covered in large, heavy scales with a mosaic pattern of canals. Arowana are also characterized by two, darkly colored, barbells that extend from its bottom lips. These barbells are often delicate, and can easily be damaged by rough handling.

Due to their demanding nature and sheer size, the arkwana of raising this fish should only be attempted by dedicated and experienced aquarist. They are also one of the most expensive species of aquarium fish, with some adult specimens commanding tens of thousands of dollars.


There are ten different species originating from different parts of the world — three from South America, one from Africa, four from Asia aeowana two from Australia. Arowana are one of the largest growing species of aquarium fish and can sometimes reach lengths of over 4 feet. For this reason it is recommended that they are brweding in extremely large tanks of over gallons or large outdoor ponds.

Arowanas prefer aquariums with both large open swimming spaces and sufficient hiding spots.

They mostly swim near the surface region of the aquarium and are incredibly powerful jumpers. Arowanas in the wild have been spotted jumping 10 breering or more to capture insects and birds.

Asian arowana

Arowana are extremely heavy eaters and tend to produce a lot of aroqana. Therefore it is crucial that aquarists pay careful attention to their water conditions and not let the ammonia, nitrite and nitrate content of the arowana aquarium reach hazardous levels. A well cared for arowana will often live for up to 15 to 20 years. While younger arowana prefer to be kept in fairly large groups of 6 or more, they can turn extremely territorial and aggressive towards one other when reaching maturity. For this reason most arowana keepers prefer to keep arowanas alone.

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However, adult arowanas can be kept agowana large groups of 6 or more when raised in a large aquarium or pond with sufficient room. Arowanas are extremely predatory and should not be kept with smaller sized fish.

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They can be kept in community tanks with large, non-aggressive species like knifefish, pacus, oscarss, plecostomus, jaguar cichlids, green terrors, gars, tinfoil barbs, siamese tigerfishs and other large species of catfish. Feeding arowanas can sometimes be a challenge because some adults only accept live foods. Arowanas are carnivores and have strong predatory instincts.

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They can be fed breeidng a diet of feeder goldfish, frogs and shrimp. Breeding arowanas in an aquarium is virtually impossible and most arowana are bred in large fish farms in Asia. Arowana are mouth brooders and the males of the species carry the eggs in their mouths until the fry are hatched and their yolk sacks are fully absorbed.

Arowana eggs are bright orange in color and the fry look like tiny marbles during the first few weeks of their lives. Email a Friend Your Name: Type what you see in the image: Don’t Miss Stories on PetGuide. Surface Suitable Tank Mates: Arowanabonytoungesdragon fishexpensiveexperienced aquaristsfreshwater fishJurassic era.

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