Arowana or Dragon Fish

Latin Name

Osteoglossum bicirrhosum or Osteoglossum ferreirai

pH Value

6.5

Water Temperature

78-82 deg. F

Size

20"

Breeding

Mouth Brooders

Feeding

Live foods

Notes

Has a surprisingly large mouth and appetite.

Lighting

Bright, but not direct sunlight.

Temperament

Will eat just about anything.

Comments

Extremely graceful to watch, Arowanas do come in a variety of colors. With a background of plants for them to swim in and around, they really are more of a showcase fish rather than a community fish. Can grow very large and do best in tanks of at least 100 gallons. They are found usually small in the fish stores, from 3"-6" in length. Don't be fooled, it will only take a year or so before it outgrows its tank. Loves Minnows, Neons, and other live-bearer fry for dinner.