Arowana are extremely interesting fish. Many folks who raise Arowana as pets, pick the silver Arowana fish. After all, folklore says that owning an Arowana can bring about good fortune and ward off evil spirits. Seems like great reasons to me for owning one of these fish.
The fish is unique looking, elongated with a body that’s covered in silvery scales. The fish is also famous for its short head and rigid jaw.
Although the Arowana is a very pretty fish, it is very much a predator. Since the fish has the power to literally jump from the water, it can snag animals from low hanging tree branches and brush. As pets, this fish is known for frequently jumping from their fish tanks. This especially happens when they’re spooked by loud noises and other disturbances.
Also, due to the fish’s aggressive nature, it is famous for eating tank mates and even attacking other Arowana. In other words, it is hard for these guys to make friends in the fish tank.
Not only are these fish hard themselves, they’re also hard to raise at home. To raise these fish by yourself, you want a very large tank. Most experts recommend a fish tank that’s at least 250 gallons. That’s because a full-grown Arowana can get to 47 inches . And having a little tank would not let them float around and turn as needed.
Since the fish is so competitive, adding other fish to the fish tank can be tricky. However, it’s possible to find tank mates for fish. For instance, occasionally Oscars, Jack Dempsey fish, and catfish can work. Having said that, there is absolutely no guarantee due to the competitive nature of the fish.
The Silver Arowana can be challenging to increase in the home, proper care is vital to be successful. But, increasing them can also be a very rewarding hobby.