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on thursday getting new fish

Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by otmmy205, Feb 2, 2005.

  1. otmmy205

    otmmy205 New Member

    on thursday i am getting a arowana
  2. grnlemonade

    grnlemonade New Member

    nice....what size tank and what kind of arro are you looking for?
  3. M_wm

    M_wm New Member

    Nice. More info please! :y_the_best:
  4. gravity

    gravity New Member

    WOW! Big bucks! The really nice LFS a few cities over (there's over 1 million residents in my county, so every 3 stoplights is a different city) sells Arowanas for as much as $400. They also won't sell it to you unless you bring in a water sample BEFORE you buy the fish. Very pretty fish, though. If I win the lottery....
  5. sleeper

    sleeper New Member

    Gravity, I'm in DC... where is the "really nice" LFS???

    I'm stuck with Petco & Petsmart so far...
  6. gravity

    gravity New Member

    There's 2 of them, actually. They're both on Little River Turnpike, too. One is called Super Pets, it's in a shopping center just off of Little River and Backlick Road in Annandale, VA. I think the actual street it's on is John Marr, but it's facing Little River behind a Popeye's. Here's a link:


    The other, which I haven't yet gone to, is called Wally's Aquarium and is supposedly very good. It's in Alexandria, again, on Little River Turnpike. Here's another link:


    I got this address off their site: 6493 Little River Turnpike, Alexandria, Virginia 22312

    Super Pets is the one I was referring to in my previous post. They take VERY good care of their fish, and the pricing is only slightly more than the chain stores. Bigger selection, cleaner and healthier fish are worth the trade off an extra dollar or two. I've heard Wally's is the same or even better than Super Pets, but I haven't yet been there because I'd filled my tanks before I heard anything about them.

    There's another, smaller good one in Centreville, VA, but it's not worth the commute from DC if you're only looking for fish, since the other 2 are so close. That one's called the Centreville Aquarium. They do have a large coral display that dominates the front of their store. In fact, if I was going to start a saltwater tank, I'd probably go there to get the live rock and coral.
  7. Aqueous

    Aqueous New Member


    How big are the arowanas they sell for $400? I always thought the prices we pay in Canada are ridiculous but I've seen arowanas (around 4-5") for as little as $15.00 and larger ones (over 1') for $1,000-$4,000. :?
  8. gravity

    gravity New Member

    They actually had a couple of different colors, but they were different sizes. They had silver, blue, and I believe gold or yellow arowanas. The one that was $400 was blue, about 10 inches long, and was simply stunning to look at. It was also in the store's main freshwater display tank. I imagine a wealthy diplomat or businessman probably bought that one pretty quick. The silver arowanas were about 5 inches and were about $30.
  9. otmmy205

    otmmy205 New Member

    its a silver arowna its about 4-5 inches for $22.62 canadian
  10. Petz8888

    Petz8888 New Member



    Ill never get that kind of fish!!

    Oh just curious, is that fish tropical or what?

    :shock: [​IMG]
  11. M_wm

    M_wm New Member

    When arrowanas hatch they are 4" so becareful that yours yoke sac is completely gone and it is healthy! It is still propably a youngen
  12. M_wm

    M_wm New Member

    Here what they look like when the are let out of the parents mouth
  13. Ellie

    Ellie New Member

    My sibling wants one how are they and what kind if tank do you need?

    Im sorry if this isnt the right way to post :oops:
  14. Chicksgirl

    Chicksgirl New Member

    If you get a silver arowana you'll need a tank around 300G. They get around 3'.
  15. grnlemonade

    grnlemonade New Member

    yea...arrowannas are out of most peoples ability to care for.
  16. Kirk

    Kirk New Member

    Yeah they can be a tough fish to care for. If your up to it I think it might be worth it.

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