Looking for a arowana

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  1. Niel026

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    hi guys
    Im for a baby arowana in durban.
    Please let me know if anyone as any

    Thanks Niel
     
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    A 15cm+ juvie is probably better since they are sturdier apparently, good luck finding one :)
     
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    Perhaps @Cesar or @MariaS will be able to advise how you go about getting one.
     
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    Got a 8 foot tank now so im definitely prepared from having my last one.Had to let it go due to space
     
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    What species of Arowana are you looking for?
     
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    I would say look for a Jardini, my LFS had an adult silver aro in an 8ft tank and it looked cramped :confused:
     
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    If you want tank mates... then stay clear of a jardini....
    If you want Arowana alone then jardini is cool
     
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    Just looking for 1 arowana to grow from small
     
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    I understand you looking for an arowana but before you decide to buy or what to buy just think 2 years ahead......
    Are you happy to have one arowana only in the tank for years or do you want a few other fish in the tank?
    Are you prepared to upgrade to a bigger tank if needed?

    If you happy to have just the arowana i the tank for years then a Jardini should be ok in a 8ft

    If you want other fish in the tank, a jardini is not a good idea as they are extremely agressive in general

    If you look at a silver, you will be ok in a 8ft/ 2m for about 2 years then she will get too big for a 2m and you will need to upgrade

    Alternatively you can look at an Asian which like a jardini might be ok in a 2m depending how big she gets
     
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    I have a Pearl Jardini Arowana which I am looking at get rid of as I am redoing all my tanks at the moment. Must be about 18 to 20cm long, eats very well, loves meal worms. Currently housed with a variety of fish like Silver Dollars, Upside Down Catfish, 3 Fire Eels and couple other oddball fish.

    PM me if your interested and make an offer.

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