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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 6:51 pm Post subject: Arowana experience... Reply with quote

 hi  guys...  Would  like  to  hear  your  opinion  and  about  your  expirience  in  keeping  Arowanas  as  i  am  planing  to  buy  an  Arowana...  Any  one  wid  Red/Green  Arows??  Thanks  in  advance...Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 7:35 pm Post subject: Re: Arowana experience... Reply with quote

 get  the  biggest  tank  possible...keeping  it  in  anything  under  5  foot  tank  is  cruel...good  water  quality...and  well...good  feed...
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 12:20 am Post subject: Re: Arowana experience... Reply with quote

 afford  maximum  tank  size  to  arowana  ,  25%  of  water  change  s  necessary  every  week.  try  to  clear  unwanted  waste's  Â Â And  my  kind  advice  not  to  feed  gold  to  Arowanas..  just  add  two  to  three  tinfoil  barb  in  your  tank  to  keep  fungal  infections  away  .
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 1:01 am Post subject: Re: Arowana experience... Reply with quote

 tin  foil  barbs..............fungal  infections???????
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 10:31 am Post subject: Re: Arowana experience... Reply with quote

 u  suggesting  to  feed  tin  foils  as  feeders?thats  crazy..any  feeders  for  an  arrowana  is  not  good...
 stick  to  dry  food  or  fresh  pieces  of  fish,beef,prawns..
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 11:03 am Post subject: Re: Arowana experience... Reply with quote

 Just  one  piece  of  advice...  Please  get  a  tight  lid.  Even  small  hole  or  a  weak  lid  is  enough  for  these  guys  to  pop  out.
 
 
 
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 11:14 am Post subject: Re: Arowana experience... Reply with quote

                                                   
toomanyfish  wrote  (View  Post):                
u  suggesting  to  feed  tin  foils  as  feeders?thats  crazy..any  feeders  for  an  arrowana  is  not  good...
 stick  to  dry  food  or  fresh  pieces  of  fish,beef,prawns..                

 
 am  not  sure  if  he  is  suggesting  tin  foils  as  food  Smile  
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 11:59 am Post subject: Re: Arowana experience... Reply with quote

                                                   
crazyfishy  wrote  (View  Post):                
                                                 
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u  suggesting  to  feed  tin  foils  as  feeders?thats  crazy..any  feeders  for  an  arrowana  is  not  good...
 stick  to  dry  food  or  fresh  pieces  of  fish,beef,prawns..                

 
 am  not  sure  if  he  is  suggesting  tin  foils  as  food  Smile  
 Rgds                

 
 Yeah,  I  guess  suggestion  was  to  have  the  tinfoils  as  part  of  the  clean-up  crew  to  eat  the  leftovers.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 5:06 pm Post subject: Re: Arowana experience... Reply with quote

 I  have  seen  Madhu  from  salem  house  a  Jardini  comfortably  in  a  4  x  18  x  18  tank  along  with  eels,  birchirs,  The  fish  is  almost  20"  long  and  guite  stocky.....
 
 Tight  lid  or  aquarium  top  is  mandatory  as  Madhu  had  nearly  lost  his  Jardini  once  'cause  the  fish  jumped  out  somewhere  in  the  early  morning....luckily  Madhu  was  around  to  save  him...
 
 I  myself  am  planning  to  get  a  Jardinin  pretty  soon!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 5:50 pm Post subject: Re: Arowana experience... Reply with quote

                                                   
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just  add  two  to  three  tinfoil  barb  in  your  tank  to  keep  fungal  infections  away  .                

 
 tinfoil  barbs  to  avoid  fungus  as  in??   Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 5:57 pm Post subject: Re: Arowana experience... Reply with quote

 whats  a  Jardini??  Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 7:08 pm Post subject: Re: Arowana experience... Reply with quote

 Quick  Stats:     Jardini  Arowana
 
 Family:                     Osteoglossidae
 Range:                     Australia  -  Jardine  and  Adelaide  Rivers,  New  Guinea
 Size:                          Up  to  28  inches
 Diet:                           Carnivore
 Tank  Set-up:         Freshwater:  Rocks,  sparse  plants,  wood  with  attached  Java  Fern
 Tank  Conditions:  75-86ºF;  pH  7.0;  dH  to  10
 Minimum  Tank  Capacity:  125  gallons
 Light:  High
 Temperament:      Semi-aggressive
 Swimming  Level:   Middle  and  Top
 Care  Level:  Moderate
 Reproduction:  Mouth  Brooder
 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 1:03 am Post subject: Re: Arowana experience... Reply with quote

 hi  mr.lawren  and  Hayath  hope  you  people  r  from  chennai,  if  you  happen  to  visit  (Yours  friends  aquarium  shop)  which  is  near  the  central  station..  you  people  can  find  it  out  from  those  lfs  people.  for  the  past  1year  Â Arowana  and  tinfoil  barbs  r  in  the  same  tank.  when  i  asked  those  lfs  guys  this  what  they  told  me  tinfoil  barbs  normaly  cleans  up  the  left  overs  of  Arowana  and  they  also  play  a  major  role  in  cleaning  up  Arowana  fungal  infections.  and  these  lfs  people  r  dam  sure  abt  it.  
 
 
 tanks  size  -  h-  6ft  ,  w-5ft,  
 red  tail  tin  foils  size  -  8inch  
 Arowana  size  -  3ft
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 1:09 am Post subject: Re: Arowana experience... Reply with quote

 hi,  
 toomanyfish
   
   if   you  want  me  to  post   the  images  of  tht  tank  will  post  them  very  soon.  if  possible  even  a  video  clip  of  than  massive  tank  with  those  lill  giants  Â Thumb Up
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 1:00 am Post subject: Re: Arowana experience... Reply with quote

 hi  there,
 
 do  try  to  maintain  the  tank  temp  above  30deg  C.  Aros  are  normally  very  sturdy  fish  but  they  seem  to  do  well  with  elevated  temps.
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