Fish that are similar to arowanas?

joeshmoe1435

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I really like arowanas. They are just such an interesting fish. But, the problem is the size. I was wondering if anyone knows any different fish that look similar to arowanas, but don't get to be so huge. I do have a golden killifish and that is a pretty close comparison, but I was wondering if there are other known ones.
 

AshWolFF

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I've owned a couple of Red Tailed Barracuda's. They are solitary animals, getting a foot in length and need at least 75 gallons. They have little minute teeth and are predators. Pretty interesting fish to own.
 

Dondomingo

Member
There are many varieties of Knife fish, they vary in size and colors. My favorite being the ghost knife ofcourse. They require a lot of room as well, then again most of the biger fish do.
 

Makena95'GT

Member
DINOSAUR BICHIR. Lol just saying. One of my favorite fish. But grows to be I think a bit over a foot?
 

Teleost

Member
Saratoga - Scleropages leichardti

They still get pretty big. In the wild, they do occasionally get to 100cmm. I probably wouldn't keep one in anything less than an 8'x3' tank........

OK, so pretty much exactly the same requirements really!

Sorry, that was not very helpful
 

Akari_32

Member
There *are* smaller arowana, but the smaller they get, the larger the price tag, it seems. But there are a few that stay about about a foot or so.
 

Zachary

Member
Have you looked into African Butterfly Fish? They're closely related to arowana, and they have a similarly shaped head/mouth, but they only grow to about 3". I used to have one and he was easily my favorite fish.
 

MJDuti

Member
maybe a 'halfbeak'?
 

April R

Member
not similar per se but just as interesting are the KuhlI loach, and because they need to be kept in larger goups, you get the excuse of "having" to buy several hehe.
 

hampalong

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Akari_32 said:
There *are* smaller arowana, but the smaller they get, the larger the price tag, it seems. But there are a few that stay about about a foot or so.
There are no Arowanas that stay a foot or so. The smallest grow to 3 feet.
 

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