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kelvinng01
07-03-2010, 8:30 PM
Hi there, i'm new here... Please guide me

I bought my new Yellow Tail Arowana on 7.6.2010 and until now 3.7.2010 still didn't growth up at all... Just remaining the same size as i bought from that particular days... But my second Silver Arowana is growth very fast nearly can catch up with my Yellow Tail Arowana size about 5''.... What can i do for getting back my Yellow Tail Arowana appetite back?

I have try to feed him with Frozen Bloodworm, Maelworm, Shrimp and Small Fish but still the same eat less or even not eating.... Just bite until shrimp and small fish die afterward split out...

Can anyone help me?

rhodes_96
07-04-2010, 7:47 PM
If all your water parameters are good, try live crickets. what is your tank temperature. if it doesn't eat them then something is most likely wrong. I find that with all my arowanas have been fussy about different foods some stage in their life cycle. As they get bigger their appetite increases and become more acceptable of other fleshy foods.

GhostShrimpMan
07-04-2010, 8:01 PM
I bought my new Yellow Tail Arowana on 7.6.2010 and until now 3.7.2010


You got your dates wrong.. anyways :iagree:

Helangkawi
07-04-2010, 8:19 PM
i am owner of yellow tail too

bought it at 2.5" now only near to 3 weeks i can see it growing 0.5" more (near to 4" to be precise)

at first i gave my YT blood worm, but seems like she don't like it..so i changed to small fish, then she like to ate the small fish

because of i want to prevent Drop Eye, and right now her mouth is getting bigger so i gave her 3 times meal per day, for each meal i feed her with small size cricket about 3-4 crickets

and another thing is, don't stare at your arowana too much, you won't feel the different it you always staring at it

kelvinng01
07-05-2010, 8:35 AM
Thanks for replying my thread... In other way, i don't have a temperature tester but i feel that my tank water is cool.

I put my arowana in 4 ft x 18'' tank but now i quarrantine him to become 2ft only because i put S1 medicine for trying because i scared my fish sick... By now, my arowana become thinner than before.... I feeling very upset and nearly cry.... I try feed my arowana with small fish but after it bite until die then split out... Now i'm trying to use small dry shrimp to feed but still not eating and split it out... I'm out of solution...

Helangkawi
07-05-2010, 10:21 AM
Thanks for replying my thread... In other way, i don't have a temperature tester but i feel that my tank water is cool.

I put my arowana in 4 ft x 18'' tank but now i quarrantine him to become 2ft only because i put S1 medicine for trying because i scared my fish sick... By now, my arowana become thinner than before.... I feeling very upset and nearly cry.... I try feed my arowana with small fish but after it bite until die then split out... Now i'm trying to use small dry shrimp to feed but still not eating and split it out... I'm out of solution...


do u already give cricket?

i believe weather in Ipoh is not making the water ice freezing unless you have air conditioner placed nearby the aquarium

kelvinng01
07-05-2010, 10:46 AM
Well, i never try cricket before... Is it working? By the way, my aquarium position is place at my dinner hall... Just only fan...

Helangkawi
07-05-2010, 10:55 AM
Well, i never try cricket before... Is it working? By the way, my aquarium position is place at my dinner hall... Just only fan...

pick the small size cricket, do not forget to take out the jumpy legs...mine last time also have problem with the feeder fish, sometimes it eating and sometimes is not...


dinner hall should not have any problem, even during night time, the temperature won't below 28c

kelvinng01
07-06-2010, 7:45 AM
In other way, is it possible my arowana get into sickness? How to see white spot sickness and what the symtom of the fish?

Dillingerescaped
07-06-2010, 8:23 PM
You got your dates wrong.. anyways :iagree:
um..June 7th to July 3rd. No wrong dates there. And feed it crickets to get it going-they love em

rhodes_96
07-07-2010, 12:41 AM
What are your water parameters ?
Ammonia ?
Nitrite ?
Nitrate ?
PH ?
KH ?

What type of filtration are you using ?
What are your water change procedures ?

kelvinng01
07-07-2010, 8:16 AM
Well my change water procedure is change 80% of water. Afterward pour anti-croline 6 small bottle cup into water then will add fresh water into tank. Later on, put some Blue medicine water for preventive sickness. Later then put 2 soup spoon salt into tank. But my fish still don't want to eat the smaller fish.... If dry shrimp, arowana eat? Or prefer using small cricket as a food?

Helangkawi
07-07-2010, 6:56 PM
how did u know it won't eat...try to count the small fishes, and for the next 7 hours try to recount again

rhodes_96
07-08-2010, 1:40 AM
Well my change water procedure is change 80% of water. Afterward pour anti-croline 6 small bottle cup into water then will add fresh water into tank. Later on, put some Blue medicine water for preventive sickness. Later then put 2 soup spoon salt into tank. But my fish still don't want to eat the smaller fish.... If dry shrimp, arowana eat? Or prefer using small cricket as a food?

This info sounds very concerning.:irked:

Again what are your readings for ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, ph ?
Without this info I can't further help you.
If you don't have test kits for any of the above readings, then I suggest you go get these four test kits asap.

How big is your tank ?
What type of filtration ?

kelvinng01
07-08-2010, 7:44 AM
rhodes_96, thanks for your concern...

Well, i really don't have those kits and i don't know where to find those kits too.... My tank size is 4ft x 1.5ft and my filteration is using the normal type can get from fish shop...

kelvinng01
07-08-2010, 7:56 AM
Helangkawi,

I got count for everytime morning and night but the number of fish is still the same... By the way, do you have put some big leaf as a meditation for arowana?

rhodes_96
07-08-2010, 10:11 AM
Well kelvinng01 from you have said so far, I say the reason your fish is not eating properly is because your water parameters are out of balance. 80% per week is a lot a pouring anti chlorine in the tank then filling the tank straight from the tap is not the best way to do things, and most likely contributing to stressing the fish.

Have a good read on how to cycle and maintain an arowana tank. There is lots of good info from many members who have contributed their experiences. Out of all the aquarium forums dedicated to fish keeping of larger fish, this has to be one of the best.

kelvinng01
07-09-2010, 8:13 AM
Rhodes thanks.... I change to a whole new water. Afterward put a big leaf inside and some medicine then now become more better... Keep swimming already..

badfish
07-09-2010, 9:57 AM
80% water change ,no thermometer not checking water perimeters these are all concerns, I would suggest looking at reserching basic fish keeping and arowana care .

kelvinng01
07-10-2010, 6:16 AM
Can give some example?

Marowana420
07-12-2010, 1:48 AM
try feeding mealworms, change only 20% of your water weekly, dont put medicine if your fish is not sick.

rhodes_96
07-13-2010, 12:09 AM
Kelvinng01 sounds as though your fish is suffering form ammonia or nitrite poisoning. Odds are your tank is not cycled.

Kelvinng01, I am going to say this weather you like it or not.
If you can't afford or are just purely lazy to go out get a test kit to test for essential water parameters to sustain the life of a pretty impressive fish that you have chosen of your own freewill to own, then you DO NOT deserve to have the fish in the first place.

kelvinng01
07-13-2010, 9:42 AM
Sorry for that rhodes... Now my fish in good condition already after i using a new Tension Gold anti-clorine and change a new water.... Then now my fish is continue eating...