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Scleropages formosus
Golden Arowana
(Müller & Schlegel, 1844)

Scleropages formosus - Golden Arowana - A red-tailed golden Arowana
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

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Philippines

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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.

Have you bred Scleropages formosus? Why not fill in a breeding questionaire?, or examine existing Scleropages formosus breeding reports








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