The things to note in choosing arowana



Body Shape

 

Arowana Fish
Arowana Fish

Arowana Fish
Arowana Fish

Body shape is something that cannot be altered through dietary adjustments or water conditions. Do not buy fish with a round head shape and eyes are too big. Fish with such characteristics is probably a midget fish. Body shape, in general, the width and length should be balanced, the size of the fins, head, eyes in proportion to the width and length of the body.

Curved lines towards the back of the head should not be too sharp, with a curved angle that is not too steep. Some adult fish tend to sharply curved towards the back of the head. Observations should be made from the above apart from the side. The body size of fish to be balanced starting from the head to the belly fins. Of the abdomen, to the rear of the tail cone. What is the bent part is not a good sign. From head to tail, there should be no handicap.

Color


Arowana Fish
Arowana Fish

The color depends on factors such as lineage ( 60 % ), water conditions ( 20 % ), diet ( 10 % ) and sunlight ( 10 % ). Therefore, to a certain extent, the color is something that can be improved if the above conditions improved, not as a permanent form of body and cannot be changed. The color also depends on the type of species you buy, whether it is chili red, blood red or orange red, for example. If you buy fish super red (chili or blood red) young, notice the tail fin, anal fin, dorsal and ventral fins are red.

Pectoral fin can be tinted slightly red. There should be light green or pink sheen throughout the body. Scales should look radiant and bright. Grouse and red lips though not a requirement. The color is an indication of age. Colors will appear depending on the age of the fish. Forexample, a blood red color usually occurs after the age of 1-3 years, while the red chili in age from 1.5 to 5 years.

Red tail golden arowana cross back golden colored and black or dark brown on the dorsal fin and a third of the caudal fin. Two thirds of the tail fin, anal, abdomen and chest should be colored orange red. Four and five storey scales on the type of cross back (at least a few scales around the dorsal fin has a golden color). Scales a cross back will always look brighter and brighter than a red tail.

Scales


Arowana Fish
Arowana Fish

All scales should be large and bright, neatly arranged in a horizontal row. Scales that seem chaotic or zigzag structure would ruin the beauty of the fish, no matter how perfect shape and color. However, it is not easy to find a fish with scales perfectly, all the same size and are arranged regularly. When the scales were not significantly different in size and shape, then it is sufficient.

Several scales were lost is not a problem, because the scales will grow back in a few weeks. There are two types of scales. One of them called the other a thin frame and thick frames. The choice of these two types of scales is entirely dependent on the personal preferences of each. Most fans prefer fish with scales cross back thin frame color is orange instead of gold.

For super red arowana, for example, people prefer thick scaly red chili red color due to the frame will be more dominant than gold. Once again, this is subjective. Some people might like a cross back and scales so thick gold frame will be more visible.