Leichardti arowana for sale
Leichardti arowana for sale are from Southern Australia. They are commonly called Australian spotted arowanas and spotted barramundi. Like Jardini arowanas, fish of this species do well in captivity and have adapted to feeding on pellets and frozen foods. They tend to stay at the bottom of the aquarium, whereas other arowanas tend to stay at the surface of the tank. Leichardti arowanas are not popular aquarium fish.
Sexing: There are studies that correlate head size to gender that are 70% accurate
Breeding: Pearl Arowanas are mouthbrooders and are readily bred in large ponds, but rarely in aquariums.
It is critical that the aquarium has a tight fitting and secured lid that is extremely strong. Arowanas are avid jumpers and can easily knock a heavy glass lid onto the floor! Many an Arowana has been lost this way. They do not tolerate poor water quality, so excellent filtration along with frequent partial water changes of 25% or more is required to keep nitrates low.
Their tank should be placed in low traffic areas to keep the Arowana from getting frightened by sudden movements. Sudden movements around their aquarium should be avoided. Lighting should preferably be dimmed instead of suddenly turning it on or off. A scared or agitated Arowana can easily injure itself.
The Leichardti Arowana, also known as the Leichardti Dragonfish, like all Arowanas is a freshwater scaled fish. Common misspellings are Leichardti Arowana or Leichardti Arawana. Often growing up to three feet in length, these fish can be both challenging and rewarding to the aquarium enthusiast.
Common Name: Australia Arowana, Spotted Barramundi,
Origin: Northern Australia, New Guinea
Diet: Prawns, crickets, meaty foods, may accept flake food when young and pellets when older
Water Conditions: Leichardti arowana like temperatures between 76 to 84 degrees F. The pH is best neutral to slightly acidic
Introduced: This fish was first described by Gunther in 1864. Currently it is being captive raised in Australia, grown a bit and then sold. This arowana has an elongated body and features a red spot on each body scale and red spots on its fins.
Breeding: The fish spawn in mid-fall The male incubates the eggs in his mouth.
Behavior: The Australian Arowana is best kept as a solitary fish in a large tank of at least 100 gallons. It may be mixed with plecostomus, large tinfoil barbs and larger peaceful cichlids. Give it plenty of open water to swim. It is also a notorious jumper so be sure the cover is well weighted. Arowanas may live up to fifty years old and their fossils date back to the Jurassic era, making them the most prehistoric fish kept in aquariums today!