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    PLEASE help ID aro

    Discussion in 'Arowanas' started by NTH, Dec 16, 2017.

    1. NTH

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      Hi everyone,

      Can anyone help ID what this arowana is?

      Been told it is a Red arowana about 2 and half years old.

      Thanks IMG_2648.PNG
       
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      He’s diffidently an Asian aro but 2ys and not showing any colors on it scale/gill plate yet idk? Not a red imo. Maybe banjar red?
       
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      I had a look online. IT doesn't look like Banjar red.
       
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      Its a red arowana.
      Pretty sure
      Its never been tanned or probably been a in a dark environment hence the lack of color..
      But under good care I think this fish will be good
       
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      Thank you for the reassurance.
       
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      I agree. Red arowana. Good points mentioned.
       
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      Also one more question. I thought dark environment brings out the intense red colours in arowanas? That is why people blind the arowana or cover the tank in complete darkness to bring out the colours?
       
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      not an expert but at 2.5yrs old... i would expect to see orange/red on some parts of this fish.. which i don't see on this fish..... so even if it is a red.. i am not too sure about the gene quality

      if the genes is good... you don't tan you also will see color
       
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      I meant he probably was kept in a enviroment with little lighting thats why the reds color looks faded..
      In my case I keep my red in a tank with a black base and all other sides transparent to maximise sunlight exposure which makes their colors pop.
      But yes they would look nicer in a black tank
       
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      Yeah the really good ones dont require tanning ..
      But heres an example this fish was 2 years old and looked like this.
      The same fish after moving to a outside tank 1 year later..
      I think lighting plays a part in the red arowanas color but Iam not too sure.

      IMG-20161110-WA0005.jpg

      IMG-20171130-WA0003.jpg
       
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