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Nile Arowana Heterotis niloticus

Category: Arowanas, Bony Tongues, Dragon Fish & Butterfly Fish

Size: 25-28cm

Price: £169.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 1 in stock



Fantastic Fish ! - feeding well on dried or live foods.


Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Cannot be sexed
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.0 and Neutral
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 25-28cm

Heterotis niloticus (Nile Arowana)

Similar to the South American arowanas in basic shape, but with a smaller mouth that is not turned upwards. The dorsal and anal fins are long, but unlike the situation in South American arowanas, they do not merge with the tail fin.


Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

Omnivores, these fish eat a variety of foods but to a large degree are filter feeders, sifting out plankton from the water or small invertebrates from the substrate. In captivity they like to root about in the sand, pumping water through their gills and capturing prey such as bloodworms and daphnia.

Aggressive towards their own kind but otherwise peaceful, this fish can be kept with other large, robust species.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution West and Central Africa
Temperature 25-30 C
Size 90 cm
Water Parameters Soft, acid water preferred, but adaptable
Water PH 6.0-7.5