video shows a Silver Arowana
Fish, which is one of six known
species of Arowana. All six species
are listed in the table below. Click
here for availability of Arowanas.
video shows two Asian Arowanas.
One of them is more metallic and
may be a male, and the other is
less metallic and may be a female.
the images above.
are six known species of Arowanas, and all of
them can grow to be more 36" long. So these
are fish for very large aquariums. Arowanas
are often called Dragon Fish or Arrowanas.
is the same Silver Arowana Fish
that is shown in the video near
the top of this page. Click on the
picture to the left to see the entire
is a beautiful Asian Arowana,
which is about 24" long including
a very large aquarium with an
exterior power filter with a
BIO-Wheel, and a maximum of 1/4 inch of
gravel. The water temperature should be
between 75 and 80 degrees F. Click
here for general information about warm
Clupisudis niloticus ?
Snow Arowana ?
When they are small, Arowanas should be fed
live and frozen brine shrimp, black worms, and
a few small fish. My friend Fred used to keep
his Arowanas in an aquarium with hundreds of
small White Clouds. I could see the Arowanas
usually did well, but I wondered how many White
Clouds were eaten by the small Arowanas.
As Arowanas grow larger they are usually fed
larger fish. Silver Arowanas have been seen
leaping out of the water to eat insects from
trees. African Arowanas will survive and grow
on the diet given above, but this fish is also
a filter-feeder, and feeding filter-feeding
fish in aquariums is usually very difficult.
here for general information about feeding
Arowanas in our aquariums for only a few weeks,
until they were acclimated and ready to be shipped
to our customers. So we don't have much first
hand experience about compatible tank mates
for Arowanas. Arowanas are often seen in large
aquariums with large Plecostomus Catfish, large
active Cichlids, large Catfish, and large Tinfoil
here to read more about several other groups
of compatible fish.
Size and Lifespan
All the various species of Arowanas can grow
to be be very large. The maximum known sizes
are given in the table above. Their lifespans
are unknown to us, but all Arowana species probably
live for many years.
The word Arowana is often spelled in alternate
ways such as Arrowana, Arawana, and Aruana.
Links to other Web Sites
here for more links to information about
here for more about African Arowanas.
here for more about Silver Arowanas.
here for links to many pictures of Arowanas.
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