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(Müller & Schlegel, 1844)
A red-tailed golden Arowana
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(Other members of the genus Scleropages)
ADULT SIZE: 50 cm
WATER CONDITIONS: Not critical
TEMPERATURE RANGE: 23-26 C
FOOD: Feed Scleropages formosus predominantly live foods
|Jardini Arowana, Scleropages jardini, Australian Arowana/Pearl Arowana Live Fish|
Current price: $149.99
Time left: 29d 18h 28m
AQUARIUM CARE: The Asian Arowana is a very large fish, reaching almost a meter in length, and therefore unsuitable for all but the largest of home aquaria. It is however a beautiful fish, and fetches very high prices when sold. It is highly prized in Asia, where it occurs over a vast range - usually prefering slow-moving blackwater streams. A highly predatory fish; in captivity only keep with large tankmates.
BREEDING: This species is a paternal mouth-brooder; the male fish looks after the eggs, and upon hatching, the fry, for up to two months.