Black arowana for sale
Black Arowana fish, Black Arowana are native to both black and white water floodplains of the Amazon drainage basin (Rio Negro) in South America. Black arowana fish for sale can usually be found thriving in still to calm, acidic waters with plenty of vegetation. They are very similar to the Silver Arowana aside from coloration, attitude, a very high resistance to “drop-eye”, and that they are a slimmer fish in relation to body depth (it’s also believed that they can survive a colder temperature threshold than Silver Arowana).
Black arowana (osteoglossum ferreirai) have been referred to as “living fossils,” because they’ve changed very little over the last 150 million years. These large predators can reach up to 40 inches in length, although most kept in a home aquarium will only reach around 30 inches.
Aquarium Care For Black Arowana
Due to their large size, black arowana need to be kept in a big aquarium. An adult should be kept in a tank with a minimum capacity of 240 gallons and a minimum width of 30 inches, although smaller specimens can start out in a smaller tank if necessary. Their tank will require a sand or gravel substrate, store-bought pieces of driftwood and plenty of vegetation. Make sure the lid of your aquarium is fixed securely, as these fish can jump up to six feet out of the water.
Tank Mates: Black arowana are generally a peaceful species of fish, although they tend to be aggressive toward members of their own species. They can be kept with other fish, but bear in mind that they’ll eat any live fish that will fit in their mouths. As such, you’ll need to keep them with other big fish, such as lima shovelnose catfish or large oscar fish. If you’re keeping several large fish in one tank, be certain that they have enough room.
Black arowana are strict carnivores, although they’re not especially picky eaters. They can be fed a combination of specialist cichlid or arowana pellets or flakes alongside a range of fresh, frozen or live meaty foods. Suitable foods include minnows, krill, ghost shrimp, large insects, spiders, tubifex worms and mealworms. Younger specimens should be fed two to three times each day, whereas adults should be fed just once a day. Feed only what they can finish in three to five minutes.
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