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Old 01-04-2011, 10:00 PM   #1 
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baby arowana?

i just got a new baby arowana with just tiny bit of its eggsack left.
is it compatible?
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:03 PM   #2 
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Um, when it gets large enough to fit the betta in it's mouth, I'm afraid not. :/
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:05 PM   #3 
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Well, arowanas grow ginormous, in the wild they get to the point where it isn't uncommon for them to eat dogs and cats and wildlife.... I've heard that the arowanas grow fast, and have a ferocious appetite from a close family friend who used to own one (before he gave it away he ended up having to feed it giant rats, hunks of raw lean meat and what not)... I'm guessing yes for a few days to a few weeks, but after that, maybe not (it depends on if it's small enough to be eaten, and eventually if it's large enough to do the eating)
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:27 PM   #4 
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Arowana are scary fish. Dx there's one at the pet store i go to who's as big as my arm! he scares the crap outta me. >.>; soooo.... nope. once the baby gets big enough, all his tank mates will be dinner.
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:52 PM   #5 
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yeah they are scarry. my dad use to have one when i was a little boy. now i got the baby for 10 bucks and i wanna grow them biggg. i guess ill try to put them together when the eggsack is gone.
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Old 01-04-2011, 11:09 PM   #6 
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Wait... you're going to put them together when the eggsack is gone?

...I really wouldn't do that if I were you. Arowanas scare the heck outta me- and they'll scare the heck out of your betta as well! He'll end up as dinner quite quickly.

So unless you want a dead betta....
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Old 01-04-2011, 11:49 PM   #7 
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No, they get HUGE. Bare Minimum 55 gallon if you want to raise it on its own
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Old 01-04-2011, 11:50 PM   #8 
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You will need a huge tank for that arowana!

I personally love them, but bettas would be snacks for them.. People feed mice to those arowanas! He could easily eat a betta..

They are very different snakes! If you aren't prepared to house that beast when he grows up..find someone who can! They need a lot of room and a lot of care!
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Old 01-04-2011, 11:51 PM   #9 
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as i said, the one i saw, was about as big, if not bigger, than my whole arem. i'm about 5ft 4in. and one arm is about half your height, so that makes him around two feet or so.
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Old 01-05-2011, 12:00 AM   #10 
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This is a wild Arowana from Thailand


Arowanas have been rumored to capture prey as large as low flying bats. All species are large, and the arapaima is one of the world's largest freshwater fish, at 2.5 metres (8.2 ft) in length.[6] Arowana species typically grow to around 3 to 4 feet in captivity. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arowana
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