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Silver Dragon Fish is named silver arowana because its shape resembles an ancient dragon, and its body scales are silver. The juvenile silver arowana has a blue body color, and the light reflected when swimming in the water is very beautiful. The silver arowana grows up to 90-100 centimeters in adulthood and is a large ornamental fish.

Scientific Name: Silver Dragon Fish

Latin Scientific Name: Osteoglossum bicirrhosum

Area: Amazon River and Guyana Adult Fish Body

Length: 90-100 cm

Body Shape

Silver Arowana is raised as a Feng Shui fish in Asia, so it is very popular with aquarists. The shape of the arowana resembles the “dragon” in ancient mythology, and the body color of the silver arowana is also very special, so the silver arowana is one of the main ornamental fish in my country.

The body of the silver arowana is long-banded, with flat sides and a fan-shaped tail. The dorsal fin and buttocks are band-shaped and extend backward to the base of the caudal stalk. The lower jaw protrudes more than the upper jaw and has a pair of short and thick whiskers.

Five rows of large scales are neatly arranged on its large fish body, and under the light of the light, it flashes silver. Each fin reflects a bright red or orange gloss under the light. Juveniles have a blue body color, with red and blue edges on the back and hips.

The edges of the golden dragon scales are golden yellow, and each fin is golden red. The body color of the red dragon is golden yellow, the edges of the scales are golden red, and there are dark red patches on the mouth and gill cover, and the fins are dark red.

The body of the silver dragon is silver-white, and the body color of the black dragon is silver-white with a slight bluish purple color, and the back is basket black. The silver belt has a very slender and thin profile. The position of the mouth is above, and the cleft extends to the posterior edge of the eye socket.

The lower noise is more prominent than the upper jaw, with several linear side-line organs lined up in front. There are a pair of tentacles at the snout end. In the natural environment, wild individuals who swim in the natural environment can extend the tentacles of adult fish to 3-4 cm, but individuals under artificial breeding tend to grow to 1-2 cm because of the growth hindrance.

The bones of the lower jaw are very developed, and the conical teeth arranged like a comb between the upper and lower jaws are very small and sharp. The spacing between the teeth is very narrow. Not only the anterior maxillary bone, but also the accessory sphenoid bone and the bones of the tongue and the tongue are well developed. This was developed to crush large crustaceans and beetles in one go.

How to take Care about Silver Arowana

The silver arowana has a strong body, rapid growth, and a huge amount of food, so try not to polyculture with other ornamental fish. Large aquariums should be used for feeding silver arowanas, and cover should be kept. Silver arowana prefers weakly acidic or neutral soft water, and it is not suitable to lay sand in the aquarium.

Silver arowana needs a lot of light, and it is best to reach 4 hours a day. It is best for other dragon fish to reach 8 hours of light. Some fish farming enthusiasts, such as silver arowana, like to use red light to shine on silver arowana, so as to achieve better results. The best light for arowana is daylight. Long-term use of light will obscure the back of arowana.

Arowana juveniles are too large, so they are not suitable for keeping in aquatic plants. The problem of filtration is more prominent when the fish tank is large. The filter systems suitable for arowana breeding mainly include upper filter, external filter, upper + pumping sand layer filter, overflow filter.

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