Save on Dog Flea and Tick
Silver ArowanaSilver Arowana
  • Silver Arowana
  • Silver Arowana
Image Gallery

Silver Arowana

Scientific Name: Osteoglossum bicirrhosum
Ease of Care: Moderate
Approximate Arrival Size: Small: 1 to 2 inches; Medium: 2 to 4 inches; Large: 4 to 7 inches
Approximate Full Size: 48 inches
Native Region: South America
Temperament: Semi-Aggressive
Diet: Carnivore

A graceful swimmer that spends much of its time near the surface, the Arowana will also jump, so a good aquarium cover should be used. While it prefers live food, it will sometimes adapt to pellet foods when kept in the aquarium. Safe only with other fish too large to swallow, you should avoid fin nippers that might startle the Arowana causing it to try to jump and crash into the top cover. In the wild, the male will mouth brood the eggs for 50-60 days before it releases the babies that are already about 4 inches long. Unless the aquarium is huge, 300+ gallons, the Arowana should be kept as a single specimen. The entire body is a silver color with a hint of red color to the fringes of the tail fin. Care should be taken when treating with parasite medications, as the Silver Arowana will usually require a half dose treatment.

14 Day Guarantee
Our 14-Day Guarantee ensures all of the fish, plants, and invertebrates we sell are guaranteed to be delivered alive and remain alive for 14 days from the date of delivery. Read more.
Live Shipping Information
Live Orders placed before 11:30 AM ET ship same day. If an order is placed that contains Saltwater Items (Saltwater Fish, Corals, Live Rock, and/or Invertebrates) with Freshwater Fish/Live Aquarium Plants, Dry Goods, Frozen Foods, Reptiles, or Live Pond Plants, the order will be split into separate orders, and you will be charged separate shipping rates for each order. Read more.
$29.99 Shipping on saltwater fish, corals and invertebrates (next day air)
$19.99 Shipping on freshwater fish, plants, and invertebrates. (next day air)
$19.99 Shipping on pond plants. (next day air)
Free Shipping on live rock (2nd day air)
Upgraded shipping is available for an additional fee. Click for details.
PetSolutions Blog
We have created our Acclimation Guide in order to provide a guide for getting your fish, corals or plants settled into their new home. We strongly recommend you read the guide that applies to your order before unpacking your fish from the box. Read more.
Previously Viewed Items