Jardini Arowana (Scleropages jardinii) CareSheet
The Australian Arowana, also known as the Jardini Arowana, is a huge and highly patterned species that belongs to the 'bonytongues' family of fish and is distantly related to the more widely observed Silver Arowana. These fish may be found all throughout Australia, New Guinea, and portions of Indonesia, and they prefer shallow, slow-moving waters. The Jardini Arowana is a strong swimmer that may be possessive and aggressive among tankmates. They are less stringent surface dwellers than their South American counterparts. Although it is one of the lesser Arowana species, it will grow to be very enormous and will need a very large aquarium.
Origin: Aquacultured Asia
Diet: A surface-oriented predator, feeding on insects and fish in the wild. Will accept most floating foods in the aquarium
Adult Size: 24"
Recommended Tank Size: 200 gallon
Compatibility: Predatory and often aggressive towards tankmates, should be kept solitary or with larger, fast-moving dither fish
Preferred Water Parameters
pH: 6.5 - 7.5