Sunday, November 7, 2010

Arowana and My Yellow Tail

Arowanas are freshwater bony fish of the family Osteoglossidae. Arowanas are carnivorous, often being specialized surface feeders. They are excellent jumpers. Arowana species have been seen leaping more than 6 feet (almost 2 metres; can you imagine I’m only 1.7 metres) from the water surface to pick off insects and birds from overhanging branches in South America. Arowanas have been rumoured to capture prey as large as low flying bats. Arowana species typically grow to around 3 to 4 feet (as long as your hand) in captivity @ aquarium.

Types of Arowana in the world

1. Cross-Back Golden Arowana
2. Green arowana
3. RTG (Red Tailed Golden)
4. Yellow Tail
5. Red arowana
6. Pearl Arowana / Northern Barramundi
7. Spotted Barramundi
8. Black Arowana
9. Silver Arowana

On November 1, I bought one Yellow Tail Arowana with the tank. The fish (RM170) + the tank and its stand (RM 245) = RM 415!!!. I still can’t believe I really have spent that much for a fish, but I am happy with it. It’s kind of a new hobby for me. Since my mum not at home (go for haji) Yellow Tail is my loyal company for me. I feed him with small fishes and live worms. He is a big eater, shy, energetic (at night only), cute and scared. I hope I can raise him until 2 or 3 feet. My yellow tail only 6-8 cm for now and when I want to take picture he will hide so I can’t upload his photos. Maybe next time when he not scared to pose in front of camera like some of my friends. HEHEHE

This 2 pictures are fr0m internet, I hope my yellow tail will become like that. =P, Normally the colour will come out very bright when the fish matured.


izfanora said...

what r u doing?? hurm..
r u really bored?

edz said...

i m n0t b0red... just killing time at h0me... =)

Yvonne Ling said...

Hey, yellow tail sounds really cute! knows how to hide when you wanna take a photo of him!

M Firdaus said...

now how big your yellow tail. can u upload your yellow tail pictures.

edz said...

M Firdaus: I will post soon.. :P

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