Black / Blue Arowana (Osteoglossum ferreirae)

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Found in the blackwater Negro and Orinoco Rivers in South America, the Black Arowana is a sought after species due to its vibrant iridescent coloration and orange-trimmed black fins. Like all arowana they are large, surface-dwelling predators which require ample tankspace and a tight fitting cover as they are powerful jumpers. Black arowana are generally peaceful towards any tankmates too large to be eaten. Although slightly smaller than their close relative the Silver Arowana, they still grow to an impressive adult size and require an appropriately large aquarium.

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Description

Black / Blue Arowana (Osteoglossum ferreirae)

Origin: Wild Colombia
Diet: Predator, feeds on insects, fish, and other surface dwelling prey
Adult Size: 24″+
Recommended Tank Size: 180+ gallons
Compatibility: Predatory towards fish small enough to be eaten but otherwise not aggressive

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.4
Temp:                     78-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm

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