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Osteoglossum bicirrhosum 'albino' (Albino Arowana)

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This stunning specimen is one of the larger predatory fish found in the Amazon Basin. The Silver Arowana is part of a family of fish called bonytongues.

They are highly adapted surface feeders. Arowana are usually found close to the water’s surface in heavily overgrown areas with lots of cover. They are incredible jumpers, adults are able to leap several feet out of the water! Therefore it is important to keep them in securely covered aquariums.


Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

Due to their enormous adult size, the Silver Arowana is recommended only for dedicated aquarists who can accommodate these 'monster fish' in either a large custom aquarium or even an indoor pond.

Specimens offered for sale are acclimated to aquarium life and feeding well on frozen and prepared foods. The rare albino form of silver arowana originated with wild fish but are now produced on farms in Asia.

These fish are predatory, but not aggressive towards fish too big to be eaten. It is best to avoid overly aggressive tankmates that may pick at the Arowana’s long, flowing fins.

These fish will be most happy when there is a high proportion of dissolved oxygen and moderate degree of water movement so external filters, powerheads, airstones, etc., should be employed as necessary.

As stable water conditions are obligatory for its well-being this fish should never be added to biologically-immature aquaria and weekly water changes of 30-50% aquarium volume should be considered mandatory.

Family Group: Miscellaneous
Distribution South America
Temperature 24-29C
Size 75CM
Water Parameters Soft and slightly acidic
Water PH 6.0-7.5
Diet Special Needs
Schooling Fish No
Care Level Difficult
Sociability Aggressive
Water Chemistry Adaptable