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Arnie my 18″ Arrowana died today.

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Arnie my 18″ Arrowana died today.

I’ve just visited the fish house, and found him mysteriously dead. He was okay this afternoon, possible heart-attack, he did not look like he had been attacked by Ernie the Giant Red Tailed Gourami.

I was given Arnie, in October 2009, he was approx 9″, the previous owner was feeding him cockles and mussels, which is not good for their diet, because of the fat content, and can cause fat behind the eye, causing drop-eye. Arnie had slight drop-eye, in one of his eyes, which I think had got much better. I spent many months,
weaning him off cockles and mussels, onto raw King Prawns and Whitebait, he was a stubborn fish, and I had to feed him occasionally with a chain mail butchers glove! because he would jump out and snatch the food from my fingers, and occasionally would bite my fingers and hand in the aquarium.

I do not get attached to many fish, but I’ll miss Arnie!

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Alligator Gar and Asian Arrowana in Vientiane, Laos

Friday, February 5th, 2010

I’ve recently found these photograph in my holiday snaps when I went on holiday to Vientiane, Laos.

Asian Arrowana on display in a fish tank in Vietnam

Asian Arrowana on display in a fish tank in Vientiane, Laos

Asian Arrowana on display in a fish tank in Vietnam

Asian Arrowana on display in a fish tank in Vientiane, Laos

Asian Arrowana on display in a fish tank in Vietnam

Asian Arrowana on display in a fish tank in Vientiane, Laos

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Arnie is now Bulleyproof!

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

I’ve been having a few issues with Arnie, he took a serious beating from Bert (the Zebra Tilapia) , why a 22″ Arrowana, should have a problem with an 8″ African Tilapia, I don’t know, so I’ve removed Bert (the Zebra Tilapia)  from the Oddball tank, leaving Arnie and a few large clown loaches. However, Arnie  did stopped feeding, so I’ve got him feeding again on Live Crickets! He didn’t like Locusts (nor did I, difficult things to feed), but Ernie loved them!

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Arnie the Arrowana

Friday, October 30th, 2009

I’ve been meaning to get some photographs of Arnie for a while, But he’s very difficult to photograph, as he moves so quick, so here’s are a few quick photos

Arnie The Silver Arrowana

Arnie The Silver Arrowana

Arnie The Silver Arrowana

Arnie The Silver Arrowana

Arnie The Silver Arrowana

Arnie The Silver Arrowana

and here’s a quick video clip

I’m trying to rear him off muscles, because of the high fat content may have caused slight drop-eye, in one of his eyes. So he’s currently on a diet of raw tiger prawns, I’m going to try him soon on crickets, wax worms and earthworms. He’s not keen on a dry food at present.

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