Banjara Red Arowana

Scleropages Formosus


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Banjar Red Arowana  is marked with a rounder head and yellowish green scales. Its pectoral fin looks pale. Hobbyists usually name her as Grade 2 Red or 1.5 Red.


Common name: Banjar Red Arowana, Asian Arowana, Dragon Fish, and Asian Bonytongue

Scientific name:  Scleropages Formosus

Average Adult Fish Size: 36 inches / 90 cm

Place of Origin: Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Cambodia

Typical Tank setup: A lot of swimming space is necessary. Decorate with rock work, bogwood/driftwood and sturdy plants. An agitated Asian Arowana may uproot plants with poor root systems.

Recommended Minimum Aquarium Capacity: 55 gallon / 220 litre for juveniles, but a fully grown adult will need an aquarium that is 250 gallon / 1000 litre or larger.

Compatibility: 6 or more juveniles can be kept together, but 10 or more is better. The same with adults, but this is a gamble as some adults do not tolerate others of their own kind well. Beside keeping them in schools they should be kept with peaceful to moderately aggressive fish that cannot be eaten and that will not harass the Arowana.

Temperature: 75 – 86 Deg F / 24 – 30 Deg C

Water chemistry: pH 7.0 – 7.7


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