Asian Arowana

Asian arowana are medium sized (maximum c. 60-90 cm total length) freshwater fish inhabiting large rivers, swamps, and lakes in Southeast Asia. Known natural range includes Cambodia, Lao PDR, peninsular Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Indonesia (Kalimantan and Sumatra). Asian arowana exhibit several natural color forms including red, green, golden, and silver. There is speculation, but not scientific confirmation, that these may represent genetically distinct subspecies. Wherever it occurs, the species may be naturally rare with each spawning population probably containing 100-200 individuals and entire watersheds supporting populations of thousands of individuals. There has been no systematic survey work or quantitative assessments on wild populations.

  • Name:
    Golden Head Arowana
  • Origin:
    Thailand, Malaysia,Vietnam, Myanmar and other places water
  • The optimal temperature:
    28 ~ 30 °C
  • PH:
    Neutral 6.5 ~ weak 5.8
  • Length:
    50 ~ 60 cm
  • Name:
    Malaysia CrossBack Golden
  • Origin:
    from the west side of Peninsular Malaysia and Sumatra, mainly in Malaysia
  • The optimal temperature:
    28 ~ 30 °C
  • PH:
    Neutral 6.5 ~ weak 5.8
  • Length:
    50 ~ 60cm
    XB scale can achieved the golden shines on the sixth row of scales
  • Name:
    Highback Golden Arowana
  • Origin:
    Malaysia
  • The optimal temperature:
    28 ~ 30 °C
  • PH:
    Neutral 6.5 ~ weak 5.8
  • Length:
    50 ~ 60cm
    This species and XB belong to the same species of Goldie, appearance bore resemblance, the main difference is anal fin and lower half of the caudal fin is red, and into adult, the scales shine of Hiback Golden likely to reach possible max up to fifth row.
  • Name:
    Red Tail Golden Arowana
  • Origin:
    Thailand, Malaysia,Vietnam, Myanmar and other places water
  • The optimal temperature:
    28 ~ 30 °C
  • PH:
    Neutral 6.5 ~ weak 5.8
  • Length:
    50 ~ 60 cm
    This species and Hiback belong to the same species of Goldie, appearance bore resemblance, and into adult, the scales shine of RTG likely to reach at fourth row only
  • Name:
    Super Red Arowana
  • Origin:
    from Indonesia’s Kalimantan province
  • The optimal temperature:
    28 ~ 30 °C
  • PH:
    Neutral 6.5 ~ weak acid 5.8
  • Length:
    60 cm, the largest can grow to 90cm
    Red Arowana’s biggest feature is its fully red covering gill cover, consider best appetite among the rest, strongest attacks is chasing live bait, and therefore to the Asian Red Arowana became the largest in size strain. According to place of origin, fins, scales coloration, body can be differentiate into two major categories – blood-red or Super Red
  • Name:
    Banjar Red / 1.5 Grade Red
  • Origin:
    Malaysia
  • The optimal temperature:
    28 ~ 30 °C
  • PH:
    Neutral 6.5 ~ weak 5.8
  • Length:
    Banjar Red Arowana is similar to the Yellow Tail or Green Arowana, the tail is rounded red in color and the scale is metallic green in color. This is the most affordable Arowana as the price is affordable and the color is very much attractive. Young Red Banjar Arowana are Red Color, fin younger tend to or angered or pale. solid red color evenly on the entire surface of the Yellow or greenish scales Glossy Frame Pinkfin and gill cover old or like rust, having grown into an orange or red

Mystery of Asian Arowana

The arowana is popularly known to the Chinese as the Dragon fish because of its slender body and its distinct and reflective scales. To them, it does not simply resemble the mythical and mighty dragon but an incarnation of the dragon itself. Businessmen favour the arowana as pets, especially the Asian endemic ones, which they believe will bring them good luck and prosperity. They also strongly believe that the Asian Arowana brings them good health and happiness, casts out evil spirits and upholds family togetherness.

Asian Arowana was listed on Convention in Trade in Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna (CITES) in 1975 to protect asian arowana from extinction.