Jardini Arowana (Scleropages jardinii)


The Australian or Jardini Arowana is a large and attractively marked species hailing from the ancient family of fishes known as ‘bonytongues’ and related to the more commonly seen Silver Arowana. These fish are found throughout Australia, New Guinea, and parts of Indonesia where they tend to inhabit shallow, slow moving waters. Less of a strict surface dweller than their South American cousins, the Jardini Arowana is a powerful swimmer and can be territorial and aggressive toward tankmates. Although it is one of the smaller species of Arowana, it will still reach a substantial size and requires a very large aquarium.



Jardini Arowana (Scleropages jardinii)

Origin: Aquacultured Asia
Diet:  A surface-oriented predator, feeding on insects and fish in the wild. Will accept most floating foods in the aquarium
Adult Size: 24″+
Recommended Tank Size: 200 gallon+
Compatibility: Predatory and often aggressive towards tankmates, should be kept solitary or with larger, fast-moving dither fish

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.5
Temp:                     76-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm

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