Category: Pond Fish
Facts about Arowana fish. "Scientific name for Arowana fish is Osteoglossidae". Arowana is a freshwater fish with bones and comes from the family known as Arapaimidae. Also have been called dragon fish. The Arowana fish have a bony head while the rest of the body is mostly filled with heavy scales that are large and in a mosaic like pattern consisting of canals. Its ventral and pectoral fins are small in size. On the other hand, the anal and dorsal fins are long based with soft rays on them. The floor of its mouth has a bone that appears like it has been toothed. These teeth will come into contact with those of the upper roof of the Arowana fish's mouth. The Arowana fish can grow up to 2 ft (61 cm) long especially when they are in captive.
Arowana fish breaths air through facultative action whereby oxygen is extracted from the air using swim bladder after sucking it. The swim bladder mimics the lung tissues as it has capillaries on its surface. The breed of this fish will vary mainly depending on where it has been raised. The Arowana fish color will defer too depending on this same scenario. The place of the world where it inhabits will influence how it will appear. Arowana breed of fish is mainly found in Asia, South America, Australia and Africa. The main colours of the fish include; green, gold, red, and silver and in some cases they will come in mixed up complexion.
The Arowana fish are categorised as carnivorous and of course surface feeders. One amazing features of this fish is that they are outstanding when it comes to jumping. They can leap up to a distance of 6 1/2 feet (2 meters). Why are they fond of leaping? The Arowana breed of fish always jumps above the surface of the water so as to catch unsuspecting birds and insects. There have been cases in some places where they are known as water monkey simply because the Arowana fish jump on branches that are freely hanging above the surface of the water where insects and birds may be relaxing unaware.