Arrowanas come from Amazonia or the Amazon River as people call it, and crickets, and other different bugs live there So during the rainy season, Arrowanas feast on Crickets and many other bugs too by jumping up out of the water's surface. Although they do feast on other fishes during the dry season (if they can get to a nice deep pond or lake) so other than that, arrowanas feed on both fish and insects or spiders. Their mouths are so big that I hear they can eat Goliath Spiders. Whoo! I am an arachnophobic so I'm glad that they feast on spiders tooI couldnt get the little bugger to eat cichlid pellets and the feeder guppies placed in the tank became his neighbors instead. But they did slowly disappear. Today i bought some crickets and that lil bit of topwater action drives him crazy.
unfortunately this happened to us. It wasnt because the tank wasnt big enough but because he was a jumper and my daughter left the weight off the lid we had. We posted a video of him on youtube. He was a beauty but i think we will wait about getting another until we have a better lid for the aquariumA really big home is what you need! These are great fish but sadly most of them end up on the floor from being in too small of a tank.(they like to jump). Good luck with him and talking your other half into a bigger tank
Very bad practice to feed arowana mice!!!!! These fish have a problem digesting mammal meat. I feed my aros pellets, shrimp, crickets, and tilapia fillets. These fish require a varied diet but please hold the mice ..Go to youtube and search for arowana's and mice. there are a lot of people on there that buy live mice and drop them in the tank. They seem to love them.