Subject: Re: My Arapaima Gigas Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:20 pm
sir ganda po ng arapaima mo po ^^ at nakita ko po kayo sa pets unlimited haha ^^ andun rin kasi result ng betta show sa last page at ang author ng pets unlimited na si emerson sy member ng club namin ^^
sa nagtatanung magkano arapaima sa cartimar its around 2.5 -5k depende sa laki ^^
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Subject: Re: My Arapaima Gigas Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:41 pm
Good evening mga ka PEP share ko lang po ang aking arapaima gigas na bili namin siya sa cartimar 6-7 inches lang ngayon 6-7 feet na. Diet is Live Hito 3-5 pcs 4-5x a week kung kailan lang siya nagwawala na sa gutom tsaka siya kakain..
Brief intro.. The Arapaima fish is also known as the Pirarucu, and is one of the biggest freshwater fish species in the world. Its scientific name is Arapaima gigas. This fish can only be found wild in the Amazon River Basin in South America. It can reach a length of 450 centimeters (177.17 inches) and weigh up to 200 kilograms (440 lbs). The Arapaima is grey and decorated with an orange speckling at the posterior end. The scales can grow up to six centimeters long on the largest Arapaima specimens. You will find two symmetrical fins on the body, located at the posterior end.
The Arapaima is a predatory fish that eats fish, birds and any other animal that it can catch. The major part of its diet consists of fish, but since it is a large opportunistic hunter it will happily gulp down other animals as well. Arapaimas prefer to hunt close to the surface since they need to breathe oxygen from the air. This does however not prevent the Arapaima from occasionally diving very far down. The fact that this fish needs to breathe air from the atmosphere every 10-20 minutes must of course be taken into consideration if you intend to keep an Arapaima in captivity. The aquarium must be arranged in a way that makes access to fresh air possible. Arapaima is found in various habitats in the Amazon River Basin which means that you can have some freedom when you decorate its aquarium. You will find Arapaima in the Amazon River, in the tributaries and in the floodplain lakes. It lives in white water as well as clear water, and the fact that it breaths oxygen from the atmosphere makes it possible for this fish to live in oxygen depleted swampy waters as well.