Blue Black Arowana Fish


Black Arowanas (otherwise called Blue Arowana) are one of the coolest aro’s you can discover in the tropical fish side interest! These folks are very uncommon and elusive these days! They are the nearest thing you can get to a “colorful Arowana” as Asian Arowanas are illicit here in the US. These folks just come in so regularly every year so make certain to hold yours today!!

Blue Black Arowana Fish For Sale

Blue Black Arowana Fish, also called Osteoglossum ferreirai. They are found in the blackwater Negro and Orinoco Rivers in South America, the Black Arowana is a sought after species due to its vibrant iridescent coloration and orange-trimmed black fins. Like all arowana they are large, surface-dwelling predators which require ample tankspace and a tight fitting cover as they are powerful jumpers. Black arowana are generally peaceful towards any tankmates too large to be eaten. Although slightly smaller than their close relative the Silver Arowana, they still grow to an impressive adult size and require an appropriately large aquarium.

Black / Blue Arowana (Osteoglossum ferreirai)

Origin: Wild Colombia
Diet: Predator, feeds on insects, fish, and other surface dwelling prey
Adult Size: 24″
Recommended Tank Size: 180 gallons
Compatibility: Predatory towards fish small enough to be eaten but otherwise not aggressive

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.4
Temp:                     78-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm

Shipping Note: Due to size, the need for extra packing, and space requirements, larger sizes may not be eligible for our flat rate shipping. We strongly recommend shipping large fish via air cargo when possible. Please contact us for a quote or for additional shipping info.

Aquarium Size for Blue Black Arowana Fish

These peaceful fish mix well with other large fish, but need very big tanks with lots of free-swimming room. A 183 x 61 x 61cm/6′ x 2′ x 2′ tank should be the minimum, but longer and wider is better. Apart from their size, they’re easy to keep and become tame enough to feed from your hand. Install an oversized filtration system to handle the high ammonia wastes. Don’t keep them with anything small (they’ll eat them) or anything too aggressive (the arowana will get injured or will jump out, potentially smashing any cover glasses).

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