Jardini Arowana fish freshwater fish is also called Gulf Saratoga Barramundi this fish is wild and grow very fast they are very playful in water they can be with any other Arowana fish without fighting. They can grow up to 90 centimetres (35 inches
- Common Name: Jardini Arowana, Northern Spotted Barramundi, Pearl Dragonfish
- Origin: New Guinea to Northern Australia
- Diet: Prawns, crickets, meaty foods, live fish; may accept freeze-dried ocean plankton and small crickets when young
- Size: 30 to 35 inches
- Water Conditions: Jardini arowana like temperatures between 75 to 86 degrees F. The pH is best neutral to slightly acidic
- Introduced: This fish was first described by Saville-Kent in 1892. Fish for sale today are the result of breeding programs in Indonesia.
- Sexing: Impossible to tell unless the female is carrying eggs in her mouth.
- Breeding: In the wild breeding starts in the wet season; October. Females carry up to 50 eggs in their mouth for 6 to 7 weeks. When released the fry are “guarded” by the male and will retreat to his mouth in times of danger.
- Behavior: Jardini Arowana are best kept as a solitary fish in a large tank of at least 100 gallons. Keep the tank clean and weekly water changes are critical. Jardini are aggressive and territorial carnivores. Arowana may be mixed with plecostomus, large tinfoil barbs and larger peaceful cichlids; smaller fish will be considered food. Color may be silver to a yellow or coppery gold color. Give them plenty of open water to swim. Jardini are also a notorious jumpers so be sure the cover is well weighted. Arowanas may live up to fifty years old and their fossils date back to the Jurassic era, making them the most prehistoric fish kept in aquariums today!