Arapaima gigas

Explanation of the symbols

Family : Arapaimidae
Origin : Amazon river
Length : 300 cm - 115"
Min.length aquarium : > 500 cm - 200"
English name : Giant Arapaima
This is the largest freshwaterfish in the world.  You can only keep them in a large showaquarium in a zoo.  He is very aggressive to species of his own kind (especially at older age) , so in smaller tanks you can only keep one fish.  He is a predator, so you cannot keep them with smaller fish.

He is carnivorous, so you should feed them with live food like fish.

It is impossible to breed them in the aquarium because they need a very large aquarium.

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