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Impressive looking tank there. BTW, how large is the tank? Just curious to see what it takes to house six of those aros.

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Impressive looking tank there. BTW, how large is the tank? Just curious to see what it takes to house six of those aros.
6x2x2 (ft)
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180 gallons...very nice. That's one happy aro that's swimming in there. What happened to the other five?

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Impressive! What are the tank specs? Filtration, lighting, dosing, etc.

How much waste do the big Arowana's produce? Do you have a hard time keeping it clean or do the fast growing plants pretty much break it down for you?

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Holy smokes that is a lotta fish for one tank ! Feeding time must get hair raising ... LOL
One question from me... is that foreground comprised of mostly Blyxa that I see ?

Beautiful tank ya got there...
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I would like to know what an Arowana that size sells for? It has to be staggering.
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i've seen them at lfs's at 15 inches for ~60-80
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yhose arowana you cnat buy in amaerica

those are asian arowana
jardini's look the same but a more brown silvery colour not like that.

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im guessing asian arowanas are more peaceful than siver ones? I didnt think it possible to keep arowanas and small fish like neons or hatchets together...

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What part of the world do you live in michaelkoh?

Like Thanks said, how on earth are those neons still alive in there????

I just did a quick search on Asian Arowana and it said they can live up too 100 years and some of the Asian species sell for as much as 3 thousand dollars!

Those things make that 180 gallon tank seem puny.
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It's actually possible to pick up asian aros in the states also, but it's cost prohibitive.

As for the smaller fish, I've actually been seeing quite a few of them in others' tanks w/aros also. Apparently some are eaten while others aren't (not yet at least).

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yhose arowana you cnat buy in amaerica

those are asian arowana
jardini's look the same but a more brown silvery colour not like that.
You can buy them in the states.. but they have to be chipped and 'certed proving they were captive bred and not wild caught.

Its not legal to import them unless they are captive bred as well.

The company that makes my aquariums also breeds Koi and Arro's ;-)


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no you cant there on the cities apendix 1 list they are iliegal for sale in the US. and to own the feds dont like asian arowana because they are endangered. and some sasin arowana have been seen for $100 000. $3000 is peanuts for an asian arowana exspecialy when you wnat quality that would probly buy you a 5" arowana.

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