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Old 17-06-2018, 09:45 PM   #1
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Hello everyone, i'm new in this forum, just registered. I'd like to share what happened to me with my aro. I had a little silver arowana since 2 weeks, i was keeping it in a tank with 6 discus, 2 couple of ramirezi and a panaque. Everything was going good, she was eating 3 times a day and growing. Yesterday evenning while i was having dinner i have noticed that my aro was not in the tank anymore, she was there few seconds earlier, i realized she could have jumped out of the tank, the tank is a rio 240, it is closed except for the hole in which the cables of the lights and filter goes through... i found her on the gorund, in the dust, behind the tank ( i had to move the furniture... ) 2 o 3 minutes later. she was alive, i put her in the tank and tried to clean her a little. After few minutes i was watching her she started to swim again, very slow but she was alive... i have closed that holes with some scotch tapes, i turned of the light and went to my computer to google some research about injured aros... when after an hour i went back to check on her she was missing, no sign of it... it is passed one day, she is nowhere, there is not so much stuff in the tank, 2 woods , 4 rocks and one anubias and one vallisneria. Is it possibile that she died and the other fish ate her? in just one hour? i am ver very sorry now, i had many project for her. i have just ordered a new tank 2,5x1,5x1 meters.
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Old 18-06-2018, 11:55 AM   #2
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Welcome to af doc

You need to properly cover the tank.

Btw, any aro will outgrow your current tank in no time.

At least, it must be a 422 (4 feet x 2 feet x 2feet).
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Old 18-06-2018, 04:30 PM   #3
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Thanks streetsmart. I know it would have otugrow the tank, that was temporary indeed i am waiting for the new tank ( under contruction , about 800 gallons ) . Anyway i can't really understand what happened to my aro AFTER i put it back in the tank... disappeared in 2 hours. (
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Old 19-06-2018, 12:22 PM   #4
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Not possible to be eaten up completely within such a short period of time.
It's carcass is either somewhere outside the tank or hidden inside between your tank decorations...
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Old 19-06-2018, 03:19 PM   #5
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Bro doc, take it as part of our learning curve in keeping aro.

Honest, I believe many of us had also experienced many unforgettable & painful incidence in the past.

Chin up doc

Looking forward to your next upload.
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Old 19-06-2018, 03:42 PM   #6
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Thanks fot the support... Today i'm going to look for a new Aro. My new tank, that will be ready in a couple of months, will be approximatly 700 gallons. Any suugestion for the tank mates of the aro? i will probably move my apteronotus albifrons and my panaque there. I was thinking about some metynnis and a couple of oascar fish. what do you think?
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Thanks fot the support... Today i'm going to look for a new Aro. My new tank, that will be ready in a couple of months, will be approximatly 700 gallons. Any suugestion for the tank mates of the aro? i will probably move my apteronotus albifrons and my panaque there. I was thinking about some metynnis and a couple of oascar fish. what do you think?
wow! That's one huge structure

Good on you. Plenty of space for the fish
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Old 20-06-2018, 12:37 PM   #8
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Maybe you should start looking for the aro after the new tank has been properly cycled and ready for any fish?
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Old 20-06-2018, 11:36 PM   #9
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But it really a puzzle to me where can the silver aro went to! It can't disappear in thin air. If it cannot jump out any more, the dead fish must be still inside the tank. Did you take out all the plants, wood etc to check for fish?
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Old 22-06-2018, 02:29 PM   #10
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check the tank cover, lights and cable compartment, slots between tank cover? the fish might be stuck there?
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