From Microcosm Aquarium Explorer

Jump to: navigation , search

Osteoglossum bicirrhosum, Silver Arowana. JJPhoto.dk

[edit] Overview

The arowanas (variously known as arrowanas, aruanas and arawanas) are big, sinuous, predators that captivate aquarists.

Unfortunately, there are no dwarf arowana species and any would-be owner must be prepared to house a fish that will outgrow most home aquariums, while eating any and all tankmates if given the chance.

  • Subfamily Heterotidinae
  • Subfamily Osteoglossinae (Arowanas and African butterflyfish)


Native range:

Taxonomic rank: Family

Common name: AROWANAS

Total known Total profiles
Subfamilies 2 0
Genera 5 2
Species 8 3

[edit] Subfamilies


[edit] Genera

[edit] Species

Reference: Fishes of the World
Image credit: JJ
Text credit: JSN
Facts about OsteoglossidaeRDF feed
Biogroup-Organism Freshwater Fishes  +
Common name AROWANAS  +
Family taxonomic rank Family  +
Image credit JJ  +
Native range South America  +, Asia  +, Africa  +, and Australia  +
Reference Fishes of the World  +
Text credit JSN  +