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African Arowana (Heterotis niloticus)

$52.49$199.99

One of the most unique fish in the ancient family of fish known as “bonytongues”, the African Arowana is widespread across freshwater habitats throughout the continent, where they tend to inhabit shallow river or stream banks close to reeds or other vegetation. They are the only fish in their family known to filter feed, sifting through sand and murky water for food items like tiny crustaceans and worms. In the aquarium, juvenile fish will require a steady supply of small food items like live brine or microworms fed several times per day. Larger fish, starting at 2-3″ in size, are usually much easier to feed and will take to prepared foods quickly. They are fairly peaceful fish in the aquarium, and will usually not harass tankmates. Like all Arowana, they are accomplished jumpers so must be kept tightly covered at all times.

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African Arowana (Heterotis niloticus)

Origin: Wild West Africa
Locale: Freshwater lakes in Nigeria
Diet: One of the only fish in its family to specialize in eating smaller food items. Juvenile fish are filter feeders that require large amounts of tiny food items.
Adult Size: 24″
Recommended Tank Size: 120 gallon+
Compatibility: Generally peaceful with most tankmates. May get bullied by large aggressive fish.
Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          7.0  – 7.6
Temp:                     76-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm

Shipping Note: Due to size, the need for extra packing, and space requirements, larger sizes may not be eligible for our flat rate shipping. We strongly recommend shipping large fish via air cargo when possible. Please contact us for a quote or for additional shipping info.