View Full Version : anyone know someone who sales asian arowanas?
05-20-2003, 10:49 PM
heh just wondering if anybody knew of someone selling asian arowans in hawaii
05-21-2003, 02:50 AM
my friends raise those... are you looking for babies or semi-grown?
05-21-2003, 03:12 AM
how much you willing to spend?
05-21-2003, 03:19 AM
Are they hard to get?
05-21-2003, 12:19 PM
what are those things? and what do they look like? :confused:
05-21-2003, 01:12 PM
05-21-2003, 01:51 PM
kool...thanks clint....so what's the deal with those? what's special about them?
05-21-2003, 02:00 PM
the more fancy arowanas ppl breed as a hobby as they do any other fish, but most ppl I know buy 'em just because it's cool to watch them kill/eat live food. They're carnivorous and very aggressive. Certain species are more aggressive than others... also, it's a challenge to get yours to grow very large.
05-21-2003, 06:25 PM
I think the only awowanas that you can purchase in the US are the are the silver and black ones. So I read. There is a pet shop in Kalihi that sells the baby one's for like 80 dollors or so. I seen arawonas at The Pet Discount Warehouse in Salt Lake but don't remember the prices for it. For the other asian ones like the red and gold one it is illegal to sell it because it is an endangered species unless you know some one that sells it illegally. But the prices for those are really expensive, a single golden one will cost you around 1,400. I would get one my self but it is a very expensive hobby to keep up with and I really don't have the time to raise one.
05-21-2003, 08:35 PM
^ he's right. They're an endangered species so technically you can't get one legally. That doesn't mean you can't find one...it'll just cost a lot. My friend's brother had one that just died a few months ago. He paid about $500 for it when it was a baby. The ones that are sold in bulk at petstores are generally the South American Arowanas. Most places usually have a couple Australian Arowanas too(they look a lot like the asian ones except for a couple differences, color being one of em)...the Australians are the ones that run from about $50-$90 for a small one. If you ask anybody who really is into fish i'm sure they can get the Asian red or gold for your, just just gotta be willing to pay. Honestly it's not hard to get illegal fish, but if you get caught the fines are something like $10,000 per fish.
05-21-2003, 10:24 PM
well for now i guess jardinis are ok, but i dunno something about the asians just really interests me...if there is a good price i would really like one
05-22-2003, 03:56 AM
interesting stuff :cool:
05-22-2003, 02:02 PM
all that money for fishies. i'll never understand...:)
05-22-2003, 11:35 PM
I'd be willing to buy one....I'm really into arowanas (I have 1 rather large jardini, a few silvers, and a bunch of blacks right now).
I've been trying to find someone locally who raises these wonderful creatures.
05-23-2003, 04:04 AM
yeah i'm with you on that jay
05-23-2003, 12:50 PM
my friend's jardini killed my other friend's silver arowana. Poor thing. It's kewl to watch them snap up the feeder fish tho.
05-23-2003, 03:06 PM
can u turn it into sushi after it dies? dat would be some expensive ass sushi
05-23-2003, 03:38 PM
not necessarily...once it's dead i bet it aint an expensive fish no more :)
05-23-2003, 03:48 PM
might as well get ur moneys worth ya know ? :D
05-23-2003, 06:04 PM
gross! I wouldn't eat arowana sushi. :)
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