Me except the eye color
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in America, i know it has been taken off the Cities list. Therefor it constitutes the fish as not a protected speices anymore. There is a catch though. Even though it been off the Cities list, Asian arowannas are still endangered and protected in the wild. Farm bred aros are being massivly produce giving use a endless supply and thats why America has taking Asian arowanna off the list. To own one you have to purchase one from a authroized deal which means that have to have a permit to sell. I believe the prices are gonna be high once the news has spread but it will die down like all trends.
(Credit goes to Ron)
Aro as you knw grow huge. Nothing under a 125 gallon tank is needed for them. They love to jump so keep lids closed at all time because in the wild they jump up to 3 feet high to catch their food (insects). They feed on anything that fits in their mouth. Most aro are stubborn and eats live food only but if your persistant on training then they will adjust to you. Some aro can live with other aro and other fish while some can not.
Silver arowana are the most common and cheapest and longest arowanas you can find beside the armipa (sp). Due to massive inbreeding on this feed they develop a "drop eye" It looks like they have lazy eye. You can also see that they face structure is also changed if you compare with a wild silver aro and a captive inbred silver aro. They like to swimming at the surface of your tank. They are peacful but dont leave them with any fish that could fit in their mouth
Jarini has two sperate speices. there is a lechardi and something these i forget. Lechardi are harder to find. They have a reddish hue to their body and look more sharp at the face. The ther type of Jardini is the one you find at your lfs. Both types are highly agressive towards other fish. You will have to experiment on having tank mates. Mine killed a cory cat before and snakeheads and cichlids. They generall swim in the mid level of your tank. Jardinis are also more stubby and shorter looking and does not grow as large as silvers.
Black aros are found in the same area of silver aros. They also grow as big as the silver. They are slow grower most would say but i think it depends on what you are feeding it. Black aros are getting more rare because they are only found in drainage systems. No information to my knowledge that they have been captive bred. They have the same requirments and needs as silver aros do. Black aros are the least agressive aro in the aro world. They are also the most senstive to water condition. At a young age they are bumble bee colored and when they mature they turn silver with blue finage
Asian aro are the most desired aro because of their amazing coloring and superstitous ideas. Anyhow there are many types, rtg,ytg,green,blue,gold,chilli,xback,black. Asian aros also have a grading system. Depending how nicely colored your fish is the better the grade is. Its just like how people grade flowerhorns. All captive bred asian aros are chipped so that they can be scanned to see that they are indeed captive bred and not wild caught. When purchasing a asian aro make shure look for inbreeding signs. This may include a hump on their back because pure bred ones are suppose to be straight backed. Scale deformity, Drop eye are also some signs of inbred asian aros. Asian aros are known the be quite peacful too. Their body shape resembles more to a Jardini than a silver or black.
I am tired of typing so if you have anymore questions Pm me. When i get back my energy i'll will add more info. I have so much info on them i can write pages and pages