Asian arowana for sale
Asian arowana for sale is a prehistoric freshwater fish that has a long, narrow and flat body. The belly is a sharp ridge with large, thick scales. At the end of the lower jaw, there is a pair of large barbels. The mouth is extremely wide. The arowana has many colors such as gold, red, and green. The arowana is often called “dragon fish” because of its enormous scales and long, whisker-like chin barbels. When it glides gracefully through the water, its pectoral fins often spread out, resembling a dragon in full flight. The oriental dragon is a symbol of good luck, strength and power in many cultures and is said to ward off evil.
Reproduction of Asian arowana
Unlike most fish, the Asian arowana reaches sexual maturity relatively late, after 3–4 yr. The females produce few eggs, 30-100, which are quite large. After the eggs are fertilized, the Asian arowana exhibits great parental care with paternal mouthbrooding. Both the fertilized eggs and larvae are brooded within the male’s mouth.
Care in captivity
Because they can grow up to 90 cm (35 in) long, Asian arowanas require large aquaria. They are territorial and may be kept with other Scleropages only in a very large aquarium, provided all fish are of similar size. Like other arowanas, they need a tight-fitting cover to prevent escape.The water should be well-filtered, soft, and slightly acidic, and maintained at a temperature of 24–30 °C (75–86 °F).
Asian arowanas are carnivorous and should be fed a high-quality diet of meaty food, such as shrimp and crickets. They are surface feeders and prefer to take food in the upper parts of the water column. Aquarists recommend live foods and meaty prepared foods. Examples of appropriate live foods include scorpions, centipedes, mealworms, crickets, shrimps, feeder fish, small frogs, and earthworms. Prepared foods include prawns (shrimp), lean pork, frozen fish food, and pelleted food.Some captive arowanas are fed Koi fry in an attempt to increase the vibrancy of their natural coloration.