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Old 11-04-2017, 02:59 AM   #1
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Hi, i bought 2 new arowanas about 2 months back. One was a little scared when I go close and the other wasn't. Now the one that was scared got slightly better but the other one suddenly become scared when I go near. The one that got scared is placed at the bottom tank, feet level. Could that be the cause?

I was wondering if arowana would recognize us? Would they be more comfortable when we go closer to them after a while? Could we make them less scared of us? Some tends to be more skittish than the rest?




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Old 11-04-2017, 12:26 PM   #2
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bro, i bagged my XB named "bullet head" (BH) some 3.5 years back when it was barely 3"

Now, BH is more than 21" & fat.
It's very naughty & fierce.

Literally, biting my hands during wc.

Chase me from left to right whenever I walk past its tank.

Oops! That brings so much joy both to BH & I
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Old 11-04-2017, 03:51 PM   #3
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i think they can recognise their owner.
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Old 11-04-2017, 03:54 PM   #4
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i think they can recognise their owner.
Especially when you are the main food provider
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Old 11-04-2017, 07:54 PM   #5
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My girl knows me, she even swims up to my hand sometimes...I think they definitely bond with the person that feeds them and who they see all the time.
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Old 12-04-2017, 02:24 AM   #6
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Yes you're right some aros are just more skittish and timid than others. It usually gets better with age and once it gets accustomed to its surroundings. Do try to avoid sudden movements near the tank as it might scare them.

It's quite an interesting process where you learn more about the aros by watching them and at the same they are also learning more about you.
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Old 12-04-2017, 02:26 PM   #7
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i think they do recognize as normally when people look at them they are quite neutral but when i go near the tank all of them will swim to the top waiting for food haha..
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Old 12-04-2017, 03:06 PM   #8
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Over past few days I had the hub feed them fishes... always have leftovers.

I feed only, they finished all.
Hub walk past etc.. they totally bo hiew.
I walk past nia... The "100 yrs no eat" faces all come on.


And....
The damn aro recognize this husky tat was boardin at my place. EVERYTIME she walk past only the aro will splash water. Now the husky got phobia of the fish....
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Over past few days I had the hub feed them fishes... always have leftovers.

I feed only, they finished all.
Hub walk past etc.. they totally bo hiew.
I walk past nia... The "100 yrs no eat" faces all come on.


And....
The damn aro recognize this husky tat was boardin at my place. EVERYTIME she walk past only the aro will splash water. Now the husky got phobia of the fish....

Gf, your aro really has an attitude
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Old 12-04-2017, 05:18 PM   #10
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Gf, your aro really has an attitude
My hub was tellin me.. ALL my pets have attitude one.
Even his own dog also giving him face to see and ignore him these days
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