agreed....those are the type of fish that IMO dont belong on home aquariums unless you can have HUGE tanks....even juvies need the space to grow properly..but im envious of those that do!AlexW said:Not many have a tank large enough to dedicate to a fish that will get anywhere from 2-5 feet long...
I watch and take care of a 3.5 foot silver at my LFS, but have no room for a 300+ gallon aquarium at my house.
also waiting to move first before i invest into a 300 gallon.Furallicah said:My friend wants one of them after seeing one eat a mouse on youtube....lol I would love one but my poor room is already cramped with tanks XD And I think I can only squeeze in a 125 gal tank to complete my collection of tanks for now. However were moving soon so it'd be best to wait on that one lol.
Oh man, a unfortunate loss.gunner13 said:My wife brought me a 7" silver arowana for valentines day. Great colours,irrediscent pink on it's silver scales. Unfortunatly she picked it up from our LFS the same day it was shipped so it got really stressed out and would not eat. That was on the friday, by sunday it was dead. Waste of £50. Moral of the story, always leave an exspensive fish at the shop for about a week before taking it home so you know it is eating and settled before the dreaded bag move. Man was i gutted.
Sadly most arowanas will never get the chance to have a home of 180 gallons or better. The people at monsterfishkeepers.com say that if you can afford a 6'x2' tank you would have an arowana that is happier than 85% of the home kept arowana out there. So, since many on this site recommend 250 gallons + you can keep an arowana in a 180 for quite a while before it outgrows the tank. General rule is tank width should be longer than the fish.After we were finished with that room, we moved on to the "display room". I was dumbfounded. There in front of me was this 4ft tank with an arowana,a BN and tons of cichlids. Immediately, I thought "somethings is going to get killed!" followed by "OMG another arowana"