African Arowana

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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 family Arapaimidae, than the South American, Asian, and Australian arowanas in the family Osteoglossidae.
Scientific nameHeterotis niloticus

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The African Arowana is a long-bodied fish with large scales, long dorsal and anal fins set far back on the body, and a rounded caudal fin. Its height is 3.5 to 5 times standard length (SL). It has been reported to reach up to 1 m (3.3 ft) SL and weigh up to 10.2 kg (22 lb).[3]

This fish is grey, brown, or bronze in color. Coloration is uniform in adults Meanwhile, juveniles often have dark longitudinal bands.

African arowanas have air-breathing organs on its branchiae, enabling them to survive in oxygen-depleted water. A suprabranchial organ allows it to concentrate, small planktonic food particles and also has a sensory function.

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2 reviews for African Arowana

  1. Ray

    I bought a dozen of the small sizes. they are absolutely great fish. keep breeding more i will definitely buy some more.

  2. Wesley

    i love the monster fish i got here! african arowana

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