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Malaysian Cross Back Golden 5"

RM 338.00


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

Environment:  freshwater

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