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Arowana and Flowerhorn
Topic Started: Jun 26 2012, 12:58 AM (4,561 Views)
Tony2394
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i was wondering can i keep em together in the same tank?
both are juves
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well how big is your tank? i wouldn't do it because normally they'll go at it especially the flowerhorn. I have seen some ppl let their arowana and flowerhorn live together but if i remember correctly the aro was much larger than the flowerhorn. iono gotta see what other say but i say dont do it unless u got like 150 gal tank or something :D
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saw some people keep arowana and flowerhorn together but not just the 2 alone, they have some other large SA and SA cichlids with them. If keeping just the 2 together was your planned then I don't think it worth a try. As Fishmaker said, your flowerhorn will go at the aro.

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Bad idea unless you have dither fish and a 150 gallon +...

Flowerhorns tend to be aggressive, especially those who are on thai mineral..
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Renaldo
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I also ask the same question before, but in my experience you can keep them together if both are still small and new in the tank but after like 2 weeks the fh will try to kill the arowana by nibbling at its tail and fins first then go for the kill will go for the eyes first (I dont know why is it always the eyes).
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eyes are one of the vital spot to most living organism. if you want to kill something fast, go for its weak spot. So the fh killing instinct takes place. that is what i am presuming.
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From my experience, if they are the same size & FH is larger, arrowana is at risk. If arrowana is much larger than FH, that's easy...advantage arrowana. My FHs tend to attack each other than mess with the big boy. I also have couple parrots hiding in there too...having places for them to retreat helps.

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dun try that, both might suffer big injuries, or even get kill..depends on their sizes..
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Jul 11 2012, 07:42 PM
From my experience, if they are the same size & FH is larger, arrowana is at risk. If arrowana is much larger than FH, that's easy...advantage arrowana. My FHs tend to attack each other than mess with the big boy. I also have couple parrots hiding in there too...having places for them to retreat helps.

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Sep 28 2012, 09:01 PM
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Jul 11 2012, 07:42 PM
From my experience, if they are the same size & FH is larger, arrowana is at risk. If arrowana is much larger than FH, that's easy...advantage arrowana. My FHs tend to attack each other than mess with the big boy. I also have couple parrots hiding in there too...having places for them to retreat helps.

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how big is your community tank my dream is to have a fh community tank
This is 150 gal. Was meant to only hold arro with giant red tail gourami but turned into a growout/holding tank for some FHs because ran out of room in other tanks...fortunately they got along. Sold arro & gourami since tho.

Community FH tank...not a good idea. There will only be one dominant male with a female if they pair up and I've noticed the others do not truly show their vivid colors. To be fair to each fh, they each need their own space to truly shine.

FHs cannot thrive in a community tank the way african cichlids do. Maybe a much bigger tank may work.
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I don't know my fh female looks great and I have her in with Oscar, a jack, my Texas Red, fire mouth and a convict. My tank is only a 55 gal right now but moving them to a 125 in a couple of weeks but they have all been in the 55 gal for at least 6 months now. I also have a friend with 4 Pirahna 1 Oscar and a arrowana in with a flowerhorn. Do it's doable
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atrinh15
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If you look at my 240 gallon video. I had my arowana and FHs together plus a bunch of other fish. Better when there young to control them.
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siva6162
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I think flowerhorn go to aro. And pick his eyes first then...
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Im trying it today. Have a 125 show tank with a few other fish. Consist of 2 Parrots, 3 Synspilum, 1 Red Pike, 1 Tigrinus Cat, 1 Dovii, 3 Peacock Bass and my Arowana. Im going to put my Short Body in to see what happens
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SaraCampbell
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I think keeping both are together is not a good idea because both might suffer big injuries or even get kill.

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