Sometimes also known as "bonyongues.Fake oakleys
" The family of fishes where the head is bony and the elongate body is covered by large, heavy scales, with a mosaic pattern of canals. The dorsal and the anal fins have soft rays and are long based. The pectoral and ventral fins are small.
The name 'bonytongues' is derived from a toothed bone on the floor of the mouth, the 'tongue', equipped with teeth that bite against teeth on the roof of the mouth.
The fish obtains oxygen from air by sucking it into the swim bladder, which is lined with capillaries like lung tissue. The arapaima is an "obligatory air breather".
Mostly Arowana are breed by incensed and expert breeding farms. Where the grow to a suitable size to sell for aquarium use. These are then very clear in shape, size and color of scales. The beauty of Arowana is clearly visible. Then it is shipped to the selling aquariums.
The selling aquariums keep Arowanas in their aquariums for only a few weeks, until they were acclimated and ready to be shipped to their local customers. So the aquarium sellers don't have much first hand experience about compatible tank mates for Arowanas.
Arowanas are often seen in large aquariums with large Plecostomus Catfish, large active Cichlids, large Catfish, and large Tinfoil Barbs. Click here to read more about several other groups of compatible fish.
Arowanna fish resemblance the oriental dragon, and oriental dragon takes religious importance. The oriental dragon fish is highly prized in Asia. In Chinese traditions and cultures, the oriental dragon is a symbol of good luck, strength and power. Also Arowanna, the oriental dragon fish decorates home and business interior decorative aquariums across the world, in a belief to ward off evil. Anybody wants to ward evil, if he believes the existence of evil or not.
Ancient Chinese emperors were also obsessed with dragons and their robes were embroidered with dragons. The Arowann, the oriental dragon fish is also auspicious.
Many businessmen believe in keeping an arowana makes their businesses prosper. Arowana's two barbells are similar to that of traditional oriental dragon, which propagates the religious and prosperity belief.
Arowana's pectoral fins often are spread out while gliding through the water. The spread out pectoral fins are like wavy patterns of oriental dragon. They are spectacular in lighting effect. Some of the photographs for Arowanna you will see with red or blue hue. This red colour markets arowanna's as prosperity charm.
Few species of freshwater fish are listed in the Appendices to CITES to date, and even fewer freshwater ornamental species. Hence specieslevel trade data on a global scale are not generally available for this group of fishes. Ornamental freshwater fish species which have been listed include the Asian Arowana Scleropages formosus,cheap oakley sunglasses
the Cuiui Chasmistes cujus, Sevenline Barb or Giant River Carp Probarbus jullieni and the Pangasid catfish Pangasianodon gigas which are listed in CITES. The listing of Arowana fish helps in controlling of trade of the fish and protects the freshwater wild life existance of the fish. The fishing from freshwater and trading of fish for any use is prohibited. The breeding farms generally sale 2nd generation fish breed by them. Therefore it is important for you to get your oriental charm Asian Arowana from a reputed ornamental fish farm with RFI tag chip inserted and birth certificte. These are control method regulated by CITES.
Asian Arowan is Listed on CITES
It has been argued that trade restrictions such as listing of a species in CITES Appendix I can shift the trade to lookalike or substitute species, thus transferring the pressure to other taxa, and displacing market opportunities of local traders discussion on impacts The listing of the Asian Arowana (Scleropages formosus) in CITES Appendix I, for instance, was followed by an increase in trade in Silver Arowana (Osteoglossum bicirrhosum), a SouthAmerican species.
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is a legally binding international agreement between national governments.