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AFRICAN AROWANA (Heterotis niloticus)

AFRICAN AROWANA (Heterotis niloticus)

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The African arowana or Nile arowana is a species of bonytongue. Despite being called an "arowana", the African arowana is more closely related to arapaimas, the only other members in the subfamily Arapaiminae, than the South American, Asian, and Australian arowanas in the subfamily Osteoglossinae


African Arowana (Heterotis niloticus)

Origin: Wild West Africa
Locale: Freshwater lakes in Nigeria
Diet: One of the only fish in its family to specialize in eating smaller food items. Juvenile fish are filter feeders that require large amounts of tiny food items.
Adult Size: 24″
Recommended Tank Size: 120 gallon+
Compatibility: Generally peaceful with most tankmates. May get bullied by large aggressive fish.
Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          7.0  – 7.6
Temp:                     76-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm

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