Monday, August 2, 2010

Arowana Fish Tank,in Aquarium,in Pond

Arowana fish tank size

When it comes to housing an Arowana, bigger is certainly better. Starting out small with a juvenile fish may work out in the short term, but Arowanas grow rapidly and a large fish tank will quickly be necessary. Purchasing one large aquarium tank at the outset can save considerable costs in upgrades. If you must purchase housing at a staggered pace, keep your ultimate goals in mind. Read the following paragraphs for more information on Arowana fish tank size.

Avoid a Costly Compromise

Second-hand setups may seem like a bargain, but in general you will do well to avoid them. Leaks can be unbelievably destructive and detrimental to an Arowana. Even a slow, “minor” leak can ruin the stand supporting the fish tank, destroy equipment housed below it, and permanently damage carpeting and floors. Repairing a leak often requires the complete breakdown of the fish tank and is never a guaranteed solution. Consider the risk of harm to your arowana in the event of a leak unacceptable.

Article by Steven Yeoh

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Feng Shui of Arowana

Fung Shui is related to Chinese business people to things. For example, with respect to Arowana– Because of its close resemblance of the oriental dragon – with its two ‘whiskers’, scales and the way it glides through the water, the Arowana is also commonly known as the golden dragon fish by the Chinese. The Chinese character for fish, ‘yu’ means abundance and coupled with the dragon being the ultimate good luck symbol, the Arowana is hence a very powerful Feng Shui enhancer associated with wealth, luck, strength and power.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The World's Largest Breeding Arowana!

Arowana Malaysia or better known as Malaysian Gold is a high quality arowana fish and the most beautiful in the world.
It has a high value market price to reach tens of thousands of dollars.

In Malaysia, especially MUA Aquaculcture Sdn. Bhd. which is located in Bukit Merah many children produce quality arowana. This is because the parent-reared mature parent is the parent of high quality arowana.

According pengusahanya, market demand is now growing up unable to meet current market demand either locally and internationally. Thus, arowana price increase from time to time.

There are currently 74 companies registered operators in the vicinity of Bukit Merah, Perak, Malaysia where roughly a 4.700 Arowana breeding ponds. And there are many more under construction. In the event the area allocated by the state government are met, then the expected arowana breeding ponds in Bukit Merah has 8000 views. It is the world's largest breeding arowana!

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What is Arowana?

Common name:

Asian arowana, Dragon fish, Asian Bonytongue

Scientific name:Scleropages formosus
Size:Up to 36" (92cm) reported, but usually smaller in aquariums
- around 18-22" (46-56cm).

Origin:Asia: Cambodia, Indonesia (Kalimantan and Sumatra),
Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.

Tank setup:A large tank (recommend 6x2x2'/ 183 x 61 x 61cm or larger)
with plenty of open swimming space.

Compatibility:Keep with other very large fish which cannot be swallowed.
Sometimes aggressive to other species, probably best kept
alone as a specimen fish. Groups of similar sized individuals
can be kept together, but this necessitates huge tanks which
are beyond the means of most home aquarists.

Temperature:24-30oC (75-86oF)
Water chemistry:Soft and acidic (pH 6.0-6.5) ideally, but the exact pH and
hardness are not critical - the water quality is much more
important (e.g. low nitrates, zero ammonia and nitrite).

Feeding:Carnivorous: earthworms, insects, will accept dead meaty
foods, such as whitebait, mussel and prawn.

Sexing:Very difficult. In mature fish, males may be slimmer and
possess a larger mouth and discernable buccal cavity (to
incubate eggs).

Breeding:A mouthbrooder, the eggs are carried in the mouth of the
male. Has been bred commercially.

Comments: Silver, gold, red, green and a number of other forms of
this fish exist. The red form is particularly prized, as are
"crossback" varieties. Many additional colour varieties
have now been produced, and often attract a high price.
This species is endangered in the wild, and is listed under
CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered
Species) Appendix I, meaning that international trade is
tightly restricted. Captive-bred specimens are available
to the aquarium trade and must be microchipped and
sold with an accompanying certificate verifying their
captive-bred origins.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Arowana Fish Breeding

Have you seen those big and shiny fishes in aquariums? They are called Arowana fish or dragon fish; they can grow up to 4 feet long and generally are carnivores. Arowana fish is found in different countries usually their species can vary. Arowana fish breeding is a thriving industry that one can get into.

The industry is a ripe one wherein arowana trading pays much. But abuse of arowana fishes leads to endangering their species. Since they take time to mature, they are subject to the abuse and advantages of traders who care less. That is why they are expensive due to the dangers that surround them as well as the time that it takes to make them grow. It came even to a point wherein authorities have to put microchips in the body of arowana just to monitor whether they are taken illegally.

Careful growing methods and feeding is practiced in arowana fish breeding. From time to time, breeders check and collect male arowana that brood eggs or fry which came from mud ponds. There are about 20-60 eggs found in a male arowana's mouth* which has an average size of 15 millimeters. ( *source: MAU Aquaculture Sdn. Bhd. )

In a week's time you will see that the eggs are ready to hatch. In about a month, the fish can grow about 2-3 centimeters. They get their nutrients in their yolk sack, give it another 2 weeks and the fish will begin to separate from its yolk sack and attempts to swim. Another 2 months or so they will be released by the male arowana from its mouth and begin to swim freely.

It takes about a year for the fry to grow and be sold. They are separated from the male arowana in order to avoid the risk of being eaten up. Arowana fish breeding requires much dedication and focus. Are you ready to breed arowana?

Arowana Secrets – How To Care For Arowana

If there is one kind of fish which needs much attention and care in growing them up, it will be Arowana. They have a life expectancy of 20 plus years and taking care of these kinds of fish need much patience and understanding. It also requires much work and dedication. How to care for arowana?

As we all know there are a lot of arowana species and caring for them can vary. But generally they all have the same needs. One of the first things you need is the tank. You must be able to create a tank which is spacious, wide and deep. If you will ask if you need to put gravel at the bottom, choose plants or grass instead to avoid affecting the water quality, you can add decorations as long as your arowana can swim freely there is no problem at all.

As mentioned earlier, the quality of water matters much. The water temperature should be kept at 27 celsius. If you are to change your water, do it slowly and little by little. See to it that you do not change it drastically for you might just be surprised the next morning, your arowana has died. Choose your filters well; see to it that they suit the needs of your arowana.

In terms of food and feeding, arowanas are known carnivores so you can basically feed them insects, worms, small fishes, goldfish and shrimps. Feed them in small amounts and at least twice a day. When it comes to sickness, it is usually the water which determines it. Just add a little salt to your water and it can do wonders.

How to care for arowana can be a little tricky but once you get the feel of it, everything will just come easy. Just take not e of the tips mentioned and in no time your care for arowana will pay off.

Arowana Secrets – How To Care For Arowana

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