This article is about possible accidents to Arowana in aquarium. Some accidents may occur from feeders’ unintentional behaviors. Some are avoidable if feeders know about the causes of the accidents. This article contains the possible accidents for readers in the friendly style.
According to the word “accident”, whoever would not like to have it. Even beautiful fishery like Arowana, feeders may have opportunities to face the accidents in different situations.
The first accident feeders may have is “jumping”. Arowana is one of fish which likes to jump. So, unpredictable situations, i.e. just only open the food box… Many feeders may feel this experience about small Arowana can unbelievably jump out from food box. The big fish, almost 15 inches long, may have this problem as well. We can consider that we need to be more careful with this accident.
The shock from water surface of Arowana is considered very strong, once feeders feel unbelievable that Arowana has so much force to kick the barricades out, for instance, the plastic net covering the aquarium with an object. But, there was a feeder saw the situation that Arowana jumped and crashed the barricades and collapsed, as well as the Arowana fell to the ground. Especially, at the corner of the aquarium which has no objects, the Arowana can jump out easily. This situation may occur in some occasions, for example, they are frighten when people see them, or close the door with loud sound, etc. Our normal behavior in daily life may unbelievably frighten the Arowana.
One more thing that feeders should be careful is water substitution in the aquarium. Normally, we don’t open the cap for a long time because just only forget for a moment, you may see frightened fish lay down on the floor. If you see it so late, like you have lunch, in restroom, you may see stiff fish on the floor. Although, mostly, Arowana scares easily and stay at the bottom of the aquarium, in case of jumping out, fish will be in frightening from the opening cap, and they don’t know before that the cap will be opened. But, I’m not sure that the fish will know if we walk to the aquarium and tell them. In brief, if you want to open the cap, avoid suddenly open because fish will be frighten and jump out.
Moreover, there may be some cases fish will be frightened and jumped out. That is when we catch them to the bag. Whether any purposes; relocate the aquarium, take a photo to upload via Social Network, or even sell them for money, etc., we need to be more careful to grab them. Especially, when the fish are cornered, they have no way to escape and express nervous move. Many fish decide to escape by soaring from the aquarium. If the fish are quite big and jump out, if the stroke is not good, they may crash against the feeders, and you and the fish may both “knock-out”. So, how to cornered the fish and move them into the bag, you need to be polite. If the fish are cornered, or ready to jump, leave the bag from them. Don’t try to put the bag to the fish because they may be frightened and jump out. You may try to touch their head smoothly because most of the fish like to be touched at their head more than tail. Then slowly use your hand or colander to bring them move in the bag. This method has percentage of successful more than cornered the fish from their tale, that the fish will be easily frightened.