Scientific Name: Osteoglossum bicirrhosum
Common Names: Silver Arowana, Dragon Fish, Arawana, Aruana, Arrowana
Origin / Habitat: South America, Amazon River
Arowanas are freshwater bony fish is relatively large scales, a long body, very beautiful and a fascinating fish to watch. Usually, swims near the water surface waiting for potential prey. They are very attractive due to their shiny color and will make your aquarium lively. Best kept in the wild or in huge public aquariums.
It very popular in eastern Asia due to a perceived resemblance to the dragon, which is believed to symbolise wealth, prosperity, luck and strength. The green form is generally considered the least desirable, due to its relatively plain colouration, while the ‘gold crossback’ and ‘super red’ varieties are the most coveted because the brilliant gold colouration is said to bring good fortune and wealth.