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Arowana Fish is the most majestic, most beautiful, most elegant, most exotic, most expensive, most demanded, most admired and a symbol of wealth for many aquarium fish lover in the world. The most beautiful and colorful Arowana in the world originated from the South East Asia mainly from Malaysia and Indonesia. Asian Arowana fossil record dated 140 million years ago during the Early Cretaceous, Amazon Silver Arowana fossil dated 170 million years ago during Middle Jurassic, and African Arowana fossil dated 220 million years ago during the Late Triassic period. Arowana Fish can be considered the most perfected species and can leave until today where most of the dinosaur that leave during the same period already extinct.
South East Asian Arowana as an Ornament Fish
Basically there are five main types of Arowana that originated from the South East Asia Region. The types are Malaysian Golden Arowana from West Malaysia; Red Tail Golden Arowana from Pekan Baru Riau Sumatra Indonesia or known as Indonesian Golden Arowana; Red Arowana from West Kalimantan Indonesia; Silver Arowana from Borneo Indonesia & Cambodia and; Green Arowana from Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia. Arowana is the most expensive and consider the most beautiful aquarium fish in the world and has a life as long as human being. In the wild Arowana can leave 30-90 years of age. Arowana can be considered a long life pets for many people. The most expensive and the most colorful Arowana is the Malaysian Golden Arowana originated from West Malaysia and the most expensive and the most beautiful Red Arowana originated from West Kalimantan Indonesia. Since the population of wild Arowana has decline and near extinction many farms are breading Arowana in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore. Due to the great demand world wide the Arowana are currently classified as an endangered species threatened with extinction in the Convention on the International Trade in Endanger Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The Green Arowana still available in abundance in the wild and also considers as an endanger species. There is Green Arowana with purple based color and unique pattern also highly demanded and fetch very high prices. The Arowana fry size is about 2 inches when it starts swimming freely. Usually Arowana achieved a size of about 14 inches after one year old and 18 inches after two years and achieve maximum size of 36 inches after ten years old. Two years Arowana selling prices usually 2-5 times of Arowana size 4-5 inches. Growing Arowana therefore is an excellent investment and a worthwhile hobby that can be enjoyed by many people. Since Arowana grow very fast in the first two years the minimum size of aquarium recommended is 48’X18”X18”. Larger size of aquarium will reduce water replacement frequency and provide more space for Arowana to swim. Arowana is an acidic fish and love clean flowing water with PH 6 to PH 7. PH above 7 will make the color less attractive and induce slower growth rate, for fish age below 12 months the grow rate is about one inch a month. PH below 6 on the other hand will make the Arowana become more aggressive and uncomfortable. PH below 3 or above 10 endangers the Arowana life and must be avoided. Red Arowana needs more acidic water PH 5 to PH 6.
Arowana need minerals. For 48”X18”x18” aquarium it is recommended that 30 % of the water to be change every one week or whenever the PH goes below 6. 1st the Golden Arowana can be identified by observing the scale metallic based color and 2nd its can be identified by the level of goldenness around the scale. Excellent water quality free from unwanted virus.In the aquarium due to the limited water quantity the PH reduce from 7 to the lower PH due to Arowana waste and by product. vitamins and hormone is highly recommended. Malaysian Arowana The most expensive and most colorful Arowana in the world originated from Malaysia is the Malaysian Golden Arowana. fin and dossal usually red in color. careless during water changing process i. Beside size. The used of good PH measurement equipment is highly recommended. good quality water and sufficient balance diet to be healthy. water temperature and chlorine content will affect the Arowana drastically. To improve the PH regular change of water is required. the brightness of the metallic base color and the level of goldenness of the scale will determine the quality and price of the Arowana. There are many verities of the Malaysian Golden Arowana. The change of 30 % of the water is recommended so that no drastic change in PH. half golden is know as high back and golden quality between the cross back and the high back is known as super high back. minerals. The used of dried sea almond leaf to provide natural organic acids. The Malaysian Golden Arowana further classified to 4 types of Arowana with different base color.e. High Back Arowana Malaysian Golden High Back Blue Base Arowana Malaysian Golden High Back Rainbow Base Arowana Malaysian Golden High Back Golden Base Arowana Malaysian Golden High Back Green Base Arowana Malaysian Golden High Back Silver Base Arowana Super High Back Arowana Malaysian Golden Super High Back Blue Base Arowana Malaysian Golden Super High Back Rainbow Base Arowana Malaysian Golden Super High Back Golden Base Arowana Malaysian Golden Super High Back Green Base Arowana Malaysian Golden Super High Back Silver Base Arowana Cross Back Arowana Malaysian Golden Cross Back Blue Base Arowana 2 . Regular changes of water also improve the water quality in improving the minerals level. adding chlorine tap water to aquarium without applying correct amount of anti chlorine and feeding too much food. bacteria and parasites is the key elements for healthy and long life Arowana. fully golden or all round golden is know as cross back. Malaysian Golden Arowana Malaysia is the origin of most varieties of Arowana. Malaysia Golden Arowana. Almost 90 % of Arowana in Aquarium die due to poor water quality. Too much food reduces water quality and will encourage bacteria and parasites growth and develop potential disease. vitamins.
Originally from Amazon is Malaysian Amazon Silver Arowana and originally from Indonesia is Malaysian Banjar Red. Chili Red Arowana. The Green Arowana comes from Bera Lake in Johor and Pahang. symbol of strength and power in many cultures. Malaysian Super High Back is an Arowana which quality less to the Cross Back and higher than the High Back and today the most marketable Arowana in Malaysia as the price is affordable. All of these Golden Arowana verities currently commercially culture at the breading farm in Malaysia mostly in State of Johore and Perak. Malaysian Chili Red. The Malaysian Golden Golden Base originally from Kerian River in Kedah and Small River in Batang Berjunta Selangor. Silver Arowana and Green Arowana. Red Tail Gold (Indonesian Golden Arowana). In Malaysia the local Yellow Tail Arowana and Green Arowana also cultured in a breeding pond and supply to the ornament fish lover at affordable price. Yellow Red Arowana and Banjar Red Arowana. Malaysian Yellow Red. Malaysian Blood Malaysian Red Tail Golden Arowana (Indonesian Golden Arowana). Cross Back and Golden Head Arowana has golden color ring almost all the scale and usually fully develop after 9 months age. Other Malaysian Arowana The other types of Arowana currently culture locally in Malaysia which originally from Australia is Malaysian Pearl Arowana. Since the wild Arowana is difficult to find. Home of the Malaysian Arowana Malaysian Golden Blue Base. most of the Arowana currently is the product of aquaculture activities mostly in Perak and Johor. The High Back Arowana can be identified after 2-3 months age. The Malaysian Golden Arowana has a very distinct golden color around the scale and the verities metallic base color in the scale. Orange Red Arowana. Chili Red Arowana and Orange Red Arowana 3 . Indonesian Red Arowana Indonesian Red Arowana family consists of Blood Red Arowana. Golden Red Arowana. Malaysian Golden Red. Indonesia currently the largest producer of Red Arowana in the world and actively involve the Red Arowana Breading. Red Arowana is the Indonesian Pride and has very high demand as the color Red brings luck. Rainbow and Green Base Arowana mostly come from Bukit Merah Lake and river connecting the Bukit Merah Lake in State of Perak Malaysia. The Blood Red Arowana. Indonesian Arowana Indonesia is the home of Red Arowana. The Super High back. Malaysian Orange Red. The Malaysian Silver Arowana comes from river and lake in Terengganu. The Nami Green Arowana comes from Perdu Lake Kedah and Muda River in Kedah.Malaysian Golden Cross Back Rainbow Base Arowana Malaysian Gold Cross Back Golden Base Arowana Malaysian Golden Cross Back Green Base Arowana Malaysian Golden Cross Back Silver Base Arowana Golden Head Malaysian Golden Head Cross Back Blue Base Arowana Malaysian Golden Head Cross Back Golden Base Arowana The less expensive Malaysian Golden Arowana is the Malaysian Golden High Arowana.
These Arowana is more affordable and the supply is plenty. Lake Sentarum consists of many small lakes connected to each other and link to River Kapuas. and Indonesian Silver with Grey Tail Arowana from Borneo Indonesia. Conclusion Making a choice to become Arowana lover is the best decision to many people. Chili Red Arowana on the other hand has a very large orange eye almost touching the head scull and an obvious diamond shape tail red in color. The tail is rounded less red and usually develops its full color after 1-3 years of age. The Red Tail Golden (Indonesian Golden Arowana) originated from Pekan Baru Riau Sumatra Indonesia. Green and Golden. The body shapes also the same as the Malaysian Golden Arowana. Banjar Red Arowana is similar to the Yellow Tail or Green Arowana. At the age 1-2 years the red metallic ring around the scale and the base color will be fully develop. Young Chili Red Arowana has bluish metallic base color and after the age 5-9 months and above the metallic red ring color can be seen very conspicuously. They enjoy the beauty of the Arowana. The top part is dark green in color.are groups together and further classified as Super Red Arowana as the Metallic Red Color around the scale is very obvious and all the Super Red Arowana is consider fully Cross Back Arowana. Since 4 . The Rim is the Golden Color at the end if the scale. Grey Tail Silver Arowana and Green Arowana. The fin is blood red color. Golden and Yellow Red Arowana are the lowest quality of Red Arowana more common and affordable to purchase the ring metallic color is metallic yellow and the metallic base color is golden yellow or light green. This Arowana is the results of cross breed with Yellow Tail or Green Arowana. Orange Red Arowana is the most affordable to purchase the ring metallic color is orange and the metallic base color is orange yellow or light green. Blue. they learn to take care the Arowana. RTG or Indonesian Golden Arowana come from Pekan Baru Riau Sumatera Indonesia is very similar to Malaysian Golden Arowana available in Johore State during the old days. Other Indonesian Arowana Indonesia also the home for the Red Tail Golden. Home of the Indonesian Arowana The famous Blood Red and Chili Red Arowana come from the Lake Sentarum in West Kalimantan Indonesia. Most of the RTC is High Back or Super High Back Arowana. Blood Red Arowana has dark metallic blue base color at the top part of the scale and metallic green to yellow base at the bottom part of the scale. The tail is rounded less red and usually develops its full color after 3-5 years of age. The only difference is the Rim is larger. This is the most affordable Arowana as the price is affordable and the color is very much attractive. the tail is rounded red in color and the scale is metallic green in color. Blood read Arowana develop its metallic red ring color around the scale very early 4-9 months age similar to the Malaysian Golden Cross Back Arowana. To date cross back RTG or the Golden Head RTG is not known. The infant eye is smaller and the tail is rounded similar to the Malaysian Golden Arowana. The Indonesian Golden Arowana (RTG) also has base color.
Malaysian Golden High Back. Green Arowana. Banjar Red Arowana. Red Arowana. MBA (Ballarat) Rawang Selangor Malaysia. By Mustafa Bin Sareh. Malaysian Golden Cross Back Arowana and finally Malaysian Golden Head Arowana. February 2009 5 . Many people begin with Amazon Silver Arowana costs about USD10 a piece and move on to Yellow Tail Arowana. BSChE (Toledo). RTG.Arowana has good prices it is a hobby that can be converted into business and contributed to our life style.