Malaysian Cross Back Golden 5"
Species name: Scleropages formosus
Common Names: Cross Back Golden, Asian Arowana, Dragon Fish, Asian bonytongue
Family: Osteoglossidae (Arowanas)
Order: Osteoglossiformes (bony tongues)
Max. size: 90 cm / 30 inches
Origin: Bukit Merah, Malaysia
Temperament: Relatively non-aggressive towards fishes that are to big to be considered food.
Company: Larger non aggressive species.
Water parameters: pH 6.8 - 7.3, temperature 25-30°C / 77-86° F
Aquarium setup: Large aquariums with a lot of free areas to swim on. This species is an excellent jumper so a secure top is necessary. The bottom decoration is of less importance since this fish dwells in the upper water regions. A few larger floating plants are appreciated.
Do not use sharp objects since arowanas are easily frightened and might hurt themselves And an adult asian arowana will require about 6 months to regenerate a dropped scale..
Feeding: Accepts all kind of live food