Arowana Fish

Asian Arowana also affectionately known as Dragon Fish in Asia, is native to Southeast Asia. Asian Arowanas inhabit blackwater conditions in rivers and wetland, where the water is soft and acidic.

The Arowana is a geomantic and majestic fish and often regarded as a symbol of luck, wealth and prosperity. Arowana owners believe that if it is treated well, it will protect them from misfortunes and bless them with good fortune and good luck.

parts of an asian arowana

Parts of an Asian Arowana




The original habitat of Arowana is in the rainforests, where the pH level is around 5.5 to 7 and the water is slightly acidic. Slightly acidic water is one of the critical factors of Arowana’s bright colors, especially Red Arowana. Slightly acidic water is able to encourage the Arowana to naturally develop its body colors without the help of any color enhancing diet.

There is another advantage of a slightly acidic environment. The fish excrement and leftover food will cause a rise in ammonia levels, and ammonia will be converted to nitrite and nitrate, which is harmful to the Arowana. In a slightly acidic environment, ammonia would be converted to non-toxic ammonium, which is safer for the Arowana.

Water Hardness

Water hardness refers to the contents and compositions in the water, like dissolvable calcium, magnesium, and iron. These substances are also called “minerals”. Water hardness can be divided into temporary and permanent hardness. Temporary hardness consists of calcium and magnesium bicarbonates. Permanent hardness consists of calcium and magnesium sulfates or chlorides. Therefore, the lesser the hardness substances present, the softer the water will be and vice versa.

During the rainy season, the rainwater flows through the immense rainforest area, which creates a slightly acidic and water of lower hardness. Hardness in these regions is mostly at zero. Unfortunately, most of the other regions are hardly able to reach the required standard than the other mountain areas. It will cause great pressure on fish osmoregulatory function under excessively hard water environment, though it is not obvious in the short-term. Fish’s gills are to breathe and adjust salt contents inside the bodies. When water hardness is lower, fish could discharge unnecessary salt easily and when hardness gets higher, the fish would use more energy to discharge unnecessary salt, thus stressing the gills. Due to such an overload, fish’s gills would damage easily. Therefore, it is necessary to provide an environment of lower hardness.

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Sangnok Aquatic Fish Farms Specializes in the breeding and supplying of Asian Arowana (and Feng Shui) fish for wholesale and private collector worldwide distribution. Sangnok Aquarium Fish Farm is one of the most experienced companies when it comes to Arowana species. We are very experienced Arowana suppliers and have been since 2002. We have established a great co-operative relationship within the Arowana fish breeders throughout Malaysia and Indonesia. Sangnok Aquarium Fish Farm have all registered licenses and all fish are imported/exported through the process of CITES (Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species). Every fish arrives fully micro-chipped with its own unique certification. We also have a good rapport with the best import/export agents across Europe, which in turn should ease the mind of any of our clients when waiting for their precious cargo to arrive.

With this in mind, we are striving to make the process of purchasing a rare and beautiful fish as simple as possible, but at the same time keeping the professionalism in place to make sure that both the new owner and the fish bring many years of pleasure to each other.

Our main goal is always that you, the client get a perfectly healthy and happy fish and that with our help you can keep it that way for a long and happy life. This is why we believe that a good after sales service is paramount to this end. You can contact us at any time during the process. We can help you come to a decision on the species you require, help you with what its needs are, to give that particular fish a long life and the perfect environment you will need to keep it happy.

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