Please suggest for feeding Arowana

deradlerskartal

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Hey,

I have an Asian Arowana almost 8-9" with some other carnivorous fish; motoro / datnoides / endlich bicher etc. Generally I prefer frozen shrimp (80% of all feeding) + Tropical Carnivor pellets+ chicken (rarely ~5%) but in my country, frozen shrimp prices are high in winter season so I should find spare meat resources. I reed an article about arowana feed list that has a remark about "prefer fat-free fish meat". So, I want to try atlantik bonito (Sarda sarda) that is so popular and cheap in my country;

almost no fat;

http://img.21food.com/20110609/product/1211515520875.jpg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_bonito

What do you think about feeding arros with this fish? Do you have a recommendation about alternative fish meat for Arowanas? All saltwater fish are banned?

Regards..
 
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deradlerskartal

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Is tilapia available to you? It's usually cheap and arowanas seem to like it. Also try scallops.
ty for information. I think I can get tilapia, not all season but partially I can get. Are the scallps sea creature such as mussel? They are feeding like filter of water - I heard that they inludes heavy metal because of feed style? Am I right?
 

Justin Martin

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ty for information. I think I can get tilapia, not all season but partially I can get. Are the scallps sea creature such as mussel? They are feeding like filter of water - I heard that they inludes heavy metal because of feed style? Am I right?
Yes
 

Galantspeedz

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I have similar combination in my tank except the rays are kept separately

Beside frozen shrimp, I feed mussels and live baby frogs. 1 datnoid and 1 bichir like a pellets though
 
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Audeze

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I give my golden aro are a centipede, cricket, cockroaches but now in China almost winter, it's kinda hard to find that thing, so if I cannot find that I feed them with chicken, frozen shrimp or goldfish (only if I have to leave the house for a business trip).
 
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