Arowana mixing

Pandrew

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Hello everyone hoping for some quick tips, I have a foot long Asian arowana in my 180 gallon tank 6x2x2 and I’m thinking of adding an albino silver or black arowana, I don’t have one picked out I’m just doing some preliminary research. Would this matchup be acceptable and are there ways to minimize aggression. I should also say I currently have a 300 gallon in storage for when I need to upgrade as well as plans for a large diy tank build once I’ve moved to a permanent location. Any and all advice, stories and, criticism is welcome
 

Peach02

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I'm no expert with arowana but from what I've heard it's best to ether keep them alone or in groups of 3+ so the agression isn't one on one. For methods of seperating them maybe eggcrate with several rocks supporting it
Hopefully someone with more experience can chime in
 

islandguy11

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Some might have done it successfully but as Peach02 says either solo or 3+ Aros is the practice recommended by most. If only 2 there would be a good chance it came down to serious blows, possibly death, as one (likely the Asian) established dominance. If it were a good sized community pond maybe it would work but I personally wouldn't chance it with a 180 or 300.
 

Pandrew

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Thank you kindly I wasn’t sure if that held true for two differing aros, not work the risk for such beautiful fish if that’s the case thank you both
 

Jacob92677

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I’ve kept jardini and silvers together
On two occasions with success I tried
Two jardini and they fought within 5 mins
 
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