24k Golden Arowana for sale
Golden Arowana fish has large, wing-like pectoral fins. Except for duller coloration and smaller scale size, they are very similar to the Asian Arowana fish. It grows to a length of about 90 centimeters (35 inches). Its maximum weight is recorded as 17.2 kg (38 lb.) but it has been stated that it has been known to weigh as much as 27 kg (59 lb).
A well-balanced Arowana diet consists of:
- Provide pellets designed for surface feeding carnivorous fish.
- Live or frozen fish and insects, krill, worms and shrimp.
- Avoid insects or inverts with sharp or very hard shells for juvenile Arowana.
Things to remember when feeding your arowana:
- These fish are surface feeders often gliding just below the water surface.
- Feed young fish 2-3 times a day, adults once a day; feed only what they can eat in 1 to 2 minutes.
- Thaw frozen foods before feeding.
- Keep in an appropriately sized aquarium; the arowana is a surface-swimming fish, so width and length of the tank are more important than height. Arowana are avid jumpers, so be sure to have a tight-fitting aquarium hood. Arowana are more sensitive to nitrites than other fish, so provide proper filtration and perform 10 to 20% water changes as needed.
- Stable water quality and parameters are critical to the health of aquatic life. If you are unsure of your water quality, Petco provides free water testing.
- Arowana have mandibular barbels or whiskers that are used to sense movement on the water surface.
- Known for jumping out of tanks that do not have a secure top; in the wild Arowana will jump out of the water to grab prey.
- Daily: check filter, water temperature and other equipment.
- Weekly: check water quality at least once a week.
- Monthly: change 10 to 20% of the total volume of water every week if necessary. Otherwise, change 25% of the total volume of water every 2 to 4 weeks.
- Adult Arowana are best kept alone, because of their size and requirements. If housed with other tank mates they must be large enough not to be swallowed whole by the Arowana and must not occupy the upper section of the tank. Most bottom dwellers are tolerated; other aggressive fish may ruin the long flowing fins of the Arowana.
Signs of a Healthy Fish
- Clear eyes
- Eats vigorously
- Swimming at the top of the aquarium
- Colors should be bright and shiny
Avoid overcrowded conditions; they are a major cause of stress and disease. Maintain good water quality with regular water changes and adequate filtration.
- loss of appetite
- spots or fungus on body or mouth
- listlessness or bottom dwelling
- cloudy eyes or pop-eye
- elevated scales
- frayed or discolored fins
- Listlessness or bottom dwelling
- Labored respirations
- Erratic swimming
- Weight loss