First time keeping Arowana

Shaile

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Hi new to mfk, got a 800l tank coming and thinking of putting a silver arowana, ghost knife fish and an oscar in it but not sure if am going to be causing any future problems. Got 7500l/h with an uv light. The tank it self has a footprint of 6.8'x2'x30". Any help and advice much appreciated
 

Shaile

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Thanks. Thats what I was afraid of probably better with a minimum of 8'x3' footprint. Been keeping fish for 22 years and never been a fan of buyinh what I cant keep.Back to the drawing board
 
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Apollo

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For a silver aro a minimum footprint of 8x3x2 is required.
For your footprint a jardini aro could fit in, jardinis minimum requirement is a 6x2.5x2.

Hope it helps
 
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MariaS

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Just remember jardinis can be extremely agressive and depending on the individual fish you might not be able to keep much else with her

So just do a bit of research first on the aro and what you want with it in the tank
 
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Shaile

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Thanks for all the help decided not to get an arowana. Its just not fair to keep them in a tank thats the same width as the length of the fish. Just going for a ghost knife and oscar but probably look it at a couple good catfish.
 
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chrisandrws

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Hi new to mfk, got a 800l tank coming and thinking of putting a silver arowana, ghost knife fish and an oscar in it but not sure if am going to be causing any future problems. Got 7500l/h with an uv light. The tank it self has a footprint of 6.8'x2'x30". Any help and advice much appreciated
Welcome
 

Leo Messi

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Sorry, but even 8x3 is way too small for a silver Arowana. I mean, those beasts literally grow to 3' and bigger. I have heard and seen many that are 3'+.
 
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