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navin
09-20-2011, 9:56 PM
I am planning to get an arowana together with another fish...Which fish would be suitable to pair up with the arowana?

wantokeeptrout
09-20-2011, 10:00 PM
Whats your tank setup like, I've seen plenty of ray + aro combos in large, wide, bare tanks. If the bottom is bad for rays then peacocks are often good partners.

JLSEF9
09-20-2011, 10:03 PM
datnoids, rays, flagtail...more datnoids lol

RuthlessAggression
09-20-2011, 10:04 PM
Stingrays would look striking with an Aro, especially if its an asian of some kind.

navin
09-20-2011, 10:52 PM
it's 5 feet X 2.5 feet...

Chizzle
09-20-2011, 10:55 PM
Peacock Bass and Rays imo.

yh_loh
09-20-2011, 11:13 PM
Hi navin,

Which part of malaysia you from? Maybe I could offer you some nice DAT for your Aro? ... hehehehe :-)
What size your Aro?

navin
09-20-2011, 11:24 PM
from k.l....the arowana is about 7-8 inch long...

Mr.AzulBass
09-21-2011, 12:10 AM
yea i agree peacocks or rays but rays are hard to keep so if you want somethin easy and willing to eat the same food to save costs on food get a pbass that already eats pellets and i have tarpon with my blue aro and they are both toothed tounged fish and look great because they both breathe air and looks cool with the silver sided tarpon with the aro plus tarpon school and get big like the aro and are not at all aggressive. another fish i have in the same tank that has become much more lively once i put my blue aro in the tank are Odeo Pike, hard to find but shark aquarium and aquascape online both have them in stock and they are cheaper than most cool tankmates plus they swim at all levels and will take frozen krill and floating pellets.

those in my mind are some of the coolest fish in the aquarium world and all easily purchasable during this time of year and will live in your tank for a long time. goodluck with the decision and let me know what you decide.

PS> no paco(they have attacked my old silver aro)
and dont get a payara of any kind if (your aro is close to the same size or slightly larger than your payara will try to bite him because they are territorial.

Mr.AzulBass
09-21-2011, 12:13 AM
oh wait what type of aro....not a jardini right? cuz those wont work with barely anything not even pbass bcause jardinis are so aggressive. if it is go with but dats or much larger fish that cant fit the aro in their mouth.

Definitely never put a brycon in because my friend woke up with only bones of the aro in the tank and it was an aggressive jardini but nothin compares to the mean brycon lol

navin
09-21-2011, 2:19 AM
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navin
09-21-2011, 2:22 AM
Attached above is the arowana picture...

yh_loh
09-21-2011, 9:39 AM
Is that MG Xback?
I can offer you some Indo tiger if you want.
My Indo tiger size within 4" to 6" inch, all market prawn trained.
Save u a lot on live food.
Later u could try to get them into pellet.
If interested PM me please. Thanks.
Hehehehe.

navin
09-21-2011, 11:48 AM
wah bro, u giving me for free is it?....hehehe....

yh_loh
09-21-2011, 5:57 PM
Hehe....sorry is for sale...since I got extra....becoz...if u buy from fish shop....u need sometime to train them to take market prawn..... Not easy....if u read the datnoid forum...then u know.

Bderick67
09-21-2011, 8:11 PM
it's 5 feet X 2.5 feet...

Tank will be cramped once the aro gets bigger, you may want to consider just keeping the aro solo, inless you could provide a larger tank.

navin
09-21-2011, 9:43 PM
loh, will it be ok if i put a kaloi together with an arowana?

yh_loh
09-21-2011, 11:14 PM
Hi Bro Navin,

Yes. depend on the size.. must be almost same size. I have blood red aro with kaloi and datnoid...so far(almost 6 months) no issue.

Aro 18" inch
Kaloi 22" inch
ST 20" inch
ITs 10" and 7" inch
3 polyterus

navin
09-21-2011, 11:48 PM
i assume that u r having a big tank since u have a variety of fish.....cool....will try to get the kaloi then....

pbass510
09-21-2011, 11:53 PM
dats and pbass :D my 2 favorites with arows

C L O W N K N I F E
09-21-2011, 11:58 PM
You can house it with oscars, datnoids, pacu, various catfishs, flagtails, bichirs, parrots, green terrors, gars, possibly hydrolycus scombroides, paroon sharks, huge plecos, rays, clown loaches, knifefish, some jaguar cichlids, banded leporinus's, kaloi, pbass, giant gourami

I'm sure I missed some but...theres a lot of fish you can house it with (especially if you have a big enough tank)

dhjr0915
09-22-2011, 1:26 AM
I would say go with rays man...

yh_loh
09-22-2011, 1:56 AM
Hi Navin,

yea...good luck on your combo.

yeowyin
09-23-2011, 1:13 AM
loh, will it be ok if i put a kaloi together with an arowana?
last time I tried before...... the kaloi attacked my aro till dropped few scales..... partly due to the kaloi was the same length as my aro but with a broader body..... choose a smaller kaloi.....

yh_loh
09-23-2011, 1:23 AM
last time I tried before...... the kaloi attacked my aro till dropped few scales..... partly due to the kaloi was the same length as my aro but with a broader body..... choose a smaller kaloi.....

I think it depend on the individual fish...my already that for few months but no problem except some minor split tail kaloi attack from my Siamese Tiger fish. But only happen one or two times.

yh_loh
09-23-2011, 1:25 AM
maybe also mix them with more fish to spread agrressiveness...but u must see if your tank can accomplish all of them.
Kaloi could growth quite big.

navin
09-23-2011, 3:53 AM
ermmmmm....looks like i got to get a smaller size kaloi as i m woried that it might attack the arowana.....:confused:

Bderick67
09-23-2011, 2:20 PM
You can house it with oscars, datnoids, pacu, various catfishs, flagtails, bichirs, parrots, green terrors, gars, possibly hydrolycus scombroides, paroon sharks, huge plecos, rays, clown loaches, knifefish, some jaguar cichlids, banded leporinus's, kaloi, pbass, giant gourami

I'm sure I missed some but...theres a lot of fish you can house it with (especially if you have a big enough tank)

Seems you, as many others have, missed the size of tank.

azura
09-23-2011, 10:36 PM
datz ... bichirs ...

navin
10-02-2011, 11:06 PM
guys, my tank and arowana which i just got last week...

navin
10-02-2011, 11:07 PM
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navin
10-02-2011, 11:20 PM
This is the link :- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NW0fNTz9bY4

navin
10-04-2011, 9:59 PM
any comments will be much appreciated...:)

navin
10-05-2011, 11:01 PM
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