Arowana Care – Enhancing the Color of Your Arowana

Just like the myth that Arowanas can bring good fortune, there are also myths and facts about how to enhance the color of an Arowana fish in captivity using the proper Arowana care. Arowanas, just like other domesticated fish species, have different colors. Their colors varied from silver to true red. However, when they are in captivity they tend to lose most of their true colors and this is where myths go against the facts. Some people believe that Arowanas lose their true colors because they are not given the proper Arowana care and are not exposed to proper lighting especially to the sun’s rays. Other people, on the other hand, believed that losing colors is just a part of Arowanas’ aging process. Moreover, experts say both assumptions can be correct but the only thing they believed in is that Arowanas lose or retain their natural colors depending on the amount of Arowana food we give them and how these foods contribute in bringing in their true colors. So proper Arowana care plays a big part in getting the richest colors.

If we browse the internet and look for the right foods and practices on how to enhance the color of our Arowanas, we may find different answers provided by different people who are also keeping or breeding Arowanas. Their common denominator when it comes to enhancing the color of their Arowana pets, however, always depends on their Arowana feeding practices. There are two classifications of healthy foods for Arowanas and these are the live food and the non-live food. Live foods are the most nutritious ones and they are composed of live animals and insects. Examples are small frogs, centipedes, crickets, shrimps, worms, fishes or even roaches. Non-live foods are also mainly composed of animals and insects but are frozen, palletized, dried or granulated.

Every food we give to our Arowanas gives sustenance to their bodies and so enhances their colors and that is a fact. Some pet owners of Arowanas suggest that giving palletized vitamins can also help Arowanas maintain their natural color while others suggest that centipedes are the best live foods when it comes to enhancing their color.

Moreover, there are certain factors why the colors of some Arowanas fade even though their owners feed them nutritious foods and this is due to the carelessness they do to the fish’ environment. For example, if their owners often give them live foods they maybe also introducing parasites into their tank. Guppies and goldfish are notorious for anchor worms and fish lice. If the Arowanas have these parasites in their bodies, their true colors are altered. So always administer the proper Arowana care to your fish.