Scleropages jardinii
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Scleropages jardinii

Common Names: Australian Pearl Arowana
Gulf Saratoga
Northen Saratoga
Northern Spotted Barramundi
Family: Osteoglossidae
Category: OthersFW
Distribution: Indo Pacific; North Queensland and Northern Territory of Australia, Papua New Guinea
Main Ecosystem: Stream; Billabongs, Floodways
Temperament: Predatory; Will eat any number of fish, including those a tad to big to fit in its mouth, consuming them anyway like a snake
Diet: Carnivore; High protein food, Try to get onto pellets as soon as possible, will eat a wide range of live foods (feed them crickets as a treat)
Care: Needs a large tank. Juveniles can be raised in tanks starting at 6x2x2 but the owner should look at investing in a larger tank. A tight lid is required as this arowana is an excellent jumper.
6 - 7.5
22°C - 27°C
72°F - 81°F
5 dH - 12 dH
Potential Size: Male: 91.44cm (36")
Female: 91.44cm (36")
Water Region: Middle, Surface; More often than not cruising the top half of the tank, when matured, it can be seen in the lower regions of the tank stalking for potential prey.
Activity: Diurnal
Gender: Unsure on how to verify
Breeding: Mouth brooding by the female, with eggs hatching in 1 to 2 weeks. Following hatching the young remain in or close to the mother's mouth for a further 4 to 5 weeks.
Comments: Great fish for the large tank owner, beautiful colors and a strong personallity add to this fishs overall appeal.
Main Colours: Red, Brown, Gold
Markings: Spots Small
Mouth: Upturned
Tail: Convex
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Submitted By: vuduchild
Contributors: bettachris
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