Silver Arowana, arowana species from amazon basin

Silver Arowana are an excellent alternative to Asian Arowanas that are nearly always available and affordable. They are often the first species of Arowana aquarium enthusiasts are exposed to and provide a cost-effective introduction to the care of Arowana. Osteoglossum bicirrhosum was first given its species status in 1829 in France. Zoologist George Cuvier is responsible for its recognition.
Silver Arowana originate from South America where they naturally inhabit floodplains and freshwater areas of the Amazon River and its Basin. They inhabit mainly swamps and shallow waters of flooded areas, and their distribution indicates Silver Arowana do not swim through rapids. As surface dwellers, in the wild they consume fish, insects, spiders, birds, and even bats.

Physical of Silver Arowana

Silver Arowana are true bony tongues. These are primitive and prehistoric fish. Silver Arowanas also possess the chin barbels. They have a more elongated, tapered appearance than their Asian cousins, and their fins are significantly longer. The dorsal and anal fins of Silver Arowana appear nearly connected with their caudal fins. The females tend to have a deeper body shape than males, and males have a more elongated jaw in comparison with females.