The Silver Arowana (Osteoglossum bicirrhosum) is one of the most sought-after fish in the aquarist community. For many, it’s considered to be the pinnacle fish of the hobby. These freshwater fish are absolutely stunning, but they are not for the faint of heart!
The average Silver Arowana lifespan in captivity is somewhere in the 10 to 15-year range.Getting one of these fish is a serious long term commitment.
While the lifespan of every species can be affected by things like water conditions, environment, and diet, it’s especially true with Silver Arowanas. These fish are prone to experiencing developmental issues that could shorten their lifespan dramatically.
To give your fish a healthy and stress-free life, you’ll need to be vigilant about their care and the kind of habitat you provide.
Silver Arowanas belong to a special group of fish species called “band fishes.” When you take a look at the Silver Arowana, it’s not hard to see why they have this name.
They have long and slender bodies. While their bodies do taper off towards the tailfin, it’s not nearly as dramatic as some other species. Thus, they take on a band-like shape.
From the side, the fish look very flat. However, when you look at them head-on, you’ll notice that they do have considerable girth.
-Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between the availability of the actual livestock.
-And based on availability, your fish will be selected from an assortment of males and females, as we are not able to guarantee specific gender.