There is a lot to remember when dealing with Arowanas. First, you must know what tank is suitable for them. Next is the issue of what type of water should be used in their tank. Another would be the type of fishes that can live with it. In all of these factors, however, knowing the diet that should be served in your Arowanas is the most important thing to note. What are the preferred options of these fishes when it comes to food? Moreover, what are the things that you should bear in mind about their diet?
To understand fully the type of food that Arowanas want, you should be aware of the nature of this fish type, too. In many biology books, Arowanas are considered meat-lovers. They are carnivores and they need a lot of protein in their body. For you to satisfy this need, their food should be rich in proteins and amino acids. Options that can be served to Arowanas include live shrimps, some worms, or wrigglers of water fruit fleas. However, Arowanas consider insects as a delicacy. Since they are acquainted in living in tropical water in slumps, where insects usually pass or fly by in the surface, they want to experience the same habitat even if they now live in a tank. In such cases, you can consider leaving some grasshoppers or even cockroaches on the water surface.
Another important note when it comes to feeding your Arowana fish is the fact that these fishes are good jumpers. As mentioned before, they eat insects on the surface. For them to reach those meals, they snap their body out into the water to gulp in the unfortunate insect. This can also be the case in your aquariums. If you have left some insects on the surface of the water and the tank is not secured tightly, your Arowana can easily knock off the lid, or the whole aquarium. This is the primary reason why veterinarians suggest Arowana enthusiasts to keep their pet’s tank closed all the time to prevent a breaking the whole aquarium with the fish in it.