Platinum Arovana is one of the most expensive aquarium fish.
Many people think that aquarium fish are the best pets. They do not make disturbances, do not make noise, they do not need to walk, they do not even need to be ironed - they need minimal attention to themselves. But if a unique fish appears in your aquarium, then the coefficient of attention will increase sharply. Incredibly, an ordinary aquarium fish can cost like an expensive car. It will be about one of the most expensive aquarium fish - platinum arovana, living with Singaporean aquarist Aro Dinasti.
White fish is an incredibly rare mutation. In fact, arovans are not so expensive, but this platinum is individual. One buyer offered more than $ 300,000 for it, but the deal did not take place. It is said that this fish brings good luck, in feng shui it is a symbol of wealth and strength, and for this reason the price is so high. The fish, whose length is 40 cm, looks amazing, but it also has flaws. Its only drawback is that the right eye looks down. This is one of the distinguishing features of arovan, and many aquarists spend enormous money on cosmetic surgery for their pets.
The number of color variations of Arovan, both artificially bred and natural, is very large. In specialized catalogs there are several hundred. If you liked the fish, you can pay attention to a similar view - Silver Arowana or Osteoglossum bicirrhosum. In fact, this is the same fish, but not pure white. Silver Arovana requires a large aquarium, always covered, otherwise it may jump out. For one individual, an aquarium with a capacity of at least 750 liters is required.
The habitat of Arovan, or, as it is also called, dragon fish, in fresh tropical ponds of Australia, South America, Cambodia, Thailand and Indonesia ,. Her body is long, two long antennae are located on her lower lip, the tail is conical in shape, her teeth are missing, she swallows food, and she has well-developed eyesight. Dragon fish feeds naturally in small fish and crustaceans, as well as insects. During the hunt, she can jump out of the water to a height of 3 meters. There are cases when lovers of this type of fish specially trained them to jump out of the aquarium and take food from their hands. Fish can grow up to 1.2 m in length in their natural habitat, a little less in the aquarium. On average, Arovans live up to 10 years, but some individuals reach the age of 50 or more years.