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black arowana

 

Family: Osteoglossidae
Species: Osteoglossum ferreirai
Common Name: Black Arowana
Size: Up to 39 inches (100cm)
Note: Should not be considered a home aquarium fish, young are sometimes seen for sale and caution should taken before purchasing. It is unfair to subject any animal to less than ideal living conditions.
Habitat: South America: Negro River basin.
Min Tank Size: At least 125 gallons for young, public aquarium for mature specimens.
Diet: Carnivorous, Live food, fish and inverts. May be taught to accept pellets.
Behavior: Active predator, will eat anything it can fit into its' mouth. Peaceful, with fish its' own size.
Water: Temperature of 75°F to 86°F (25°-30° C) ,pH range: 5.0 7.0; dH range: 2 - 10
Care: Medium, rather fragile when young, Ok as it grows. It's a jumper.
Communities: Good, with fish its' own size.
Suitability: Only for the specialist.

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