WARNING - This fish gets big. The minimum tank size is 250 gallons.
Much has been said about the silver arowana as a pet — good things mostly. But that opinion can vary from owner to owner, it seems —- anyways, all else said, this fish is great. Add it to your group today, and buy it in bulk! (Bigger groups work well.)
Now, what would you want to know about this fish? Well, start with this : It’s been said by experts that 10 % - 20 % water changes are ideal (like as I mentioned, avoiding changing out all the water at once) and every 2 - 3 weeks. But of course, this applies not only to the silver arowana but to many other types as well (keeping this as the general rule of thumb, can go a long way, when thinking of any fish tank you own, just making sure you have considered every species’ particular need, which can also get a little tricky in and of itself).
Some also call this the monkey fish. Others know it as the dragon fish. Where these names come from escapes me, but they are pretty cool and catchy, aren’t they? Now, this fish comes from Southern America, originating in the freshwaters found throughout there, respectively ; it is a great swimmer and can go on swimming for hours at a time, almost appearing tireless in its every movement. This little guy was made for the water, and you can quickly tell.
It is a semi - aggressive fish that can even live up to 15 years (or 10, if it’s not so lucky). It can grow up to 3 -4 whole feet in size and eats a scrumptious carnivore diet. Get it inside a minimum tank size of 250 gallons, and you’re good to go! I mentioned “semi - aggressive” for a reason — this fish can be a predator when it wants to be, so keep a close eye on your other fish swimming about. It may eye them for a fight, or for its next meal (if they are a lot smaller than it, which is why it’s ideal not to put certain fish with other fish much smaller). And like it’s name, of course — you probably already guessed it — this fish is bright silver and glorious in its appearance.
Some jokingly call it quicksilver, because it is quick and silver, although this name doesn’t get around too much (I have only heard it once or twice myself). It’s got a long, sleek body, and try taking a look at it sideways (from one of its sides). What you might notice is that its body actually looks flat that way. The males are a lot more slender and less thick than the females, which is worth noting.
Anyways, if you longing for a new fish type to add to your group, consider this one, remembering that I’ve said it can be aggressive. So add it in by itself, to its own tank, if you can.