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#1 ncc2015

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 10:36 AM

We just got a baby arowana today only a few inches long and I was wondering if anyone had suggestions on the best food to feed like would new life spectrum grow be good for now with other live foods and a good care guide? Any help is appreciated we're putting him in a 20gal by himself for now and upgrade when he gets larger.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 10:43 AM

Monster Fish Keepers forum is going to be one of your best online resources.
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Posted 16 February 2011 - 02:02 PM

I definitely recommend joining MFK, they are great over there and really know their stuff. As for brands I like Omega One when feeding carnivores because they use a lot of whole fish in their foods. Check out the ingredients list, it's awesome.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 03:16 PM

I wouldn't recommend NLS for aro however they are a great product :) I using for my flowerhorn and they love it! The reason why is that NLS pellet are sinking pellets. Yes some of the pellet floats but once there is a water movement, down it goes. Aro does not chase after their food as they spent most of their time on the surface, hence by feeding NLS you will be just waste food.

Depending on how big your aro is, they may not like hard food. I too, just recently got a baby aro (about 2 months old just dropped their egg sac last week) and he/she doesn't like crumble up food stick pellets. I just been feeding mine blackworms and glassworms. You can just feed them frozen-dried bloodworms for now until they get older for pellet food. I recommend Hikari Food Stick.

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 01:39 PM

Thanks I appreciate all the advice.

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 03:34 PM

btw here is a good website for more info about aros AroFanatics

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 08:42 AM

You'll definitely need a MUCH bigger tank sooner rather than later. They stay on the surface for the most part and you need length rather than depth in a foot-print for your aro to have plenty of space to grow and roam. As for feeding, getting him/her started on a floating pellet is a good idea. Its hard with older aro's to get them on dried foods as while they are in the LFS, at least IME, they are given live feeders. We all know live foods for fish are dangerous at best. Best of luck with yours and please, post pics! I love arowannas.

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 08:29 PM

thank you all. sorry about the quality of the pic tho

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 09:40 PM

Wow he is so young! Looks just like mine :mf_lustslow:

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 09:48 PM

Yup he is. He's only about an inch or so longer than a betta. He was actually the only one left when we got him.

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 10:11 AM

so how big are you planning to upgrade the lil bugger, from what i understand it needs to be atleast 6ft in length.

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 04:18 PM

Hey ncc2015, how is your aro? Is he being picky with pellets or not? my 6in aro is accepting Hikari food sticks now and loves it.




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