Animal Stories - Arapaima

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The Arapaima is considered by many to be the largest freshwater fish in the world!
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Peruvian Fish - 2016-04-02
Hi everyone, I have a big prodcution of Arapaima gigas, 2680 units, around 13-15cm. each one. I am from PerĂº, If there is someone interested on buy them, please send me a email to: robindehs@ We can reach a good low price. I can send to any country, all legal documents paper ready to run. Regards

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  • Pam Schlett - 2016-04-09
    I am looking for legally purchased Arapima Gigas babies. We are an educational facility and have raised these fish before, so we know their needs and requirements. Again, please only reply if this is all above board and leagal. Not interested in anything that does not follow USA laws.
  • Michael Bress - 2019-07-24
    Looking for arapima babies or older. Please give me a price on fish and shipping
Earl M J Radius - 2017-07-05
Hi there ,,
Please contact us , we are in need for our institute of several dozen baby size Arapaima.
Thanking you,
Dr. Earl M J Radius

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  • naturalamazon - 2017-09-29
    hello Dr. Earl i can help you with the arapaima fish you want. please contact me at
Tan Hui Chun - 2010-10-21
Hi. I will buy arapaima fish. What is the water volume that I need (in liters)? The size of the arapaima is 15 cm. Do arapaima can survive in low oxygen condition? Do I need to buy a filter? Do arapaima need very clean water? Will arapaima have diseases face on? What should I feed to this size of arapaima? How big can arapaima grow? Thanks.

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  • yo man - 2011-01-29
    Hey man. Arapaima can get to be 15 feet long. You will definitely need filtration. The tank should be at least 25 feet long. 15 feet wide and 6 feet deep. Enjoy your monster fish man!
  • david vinson - 2012-05-31
    You will need a really big fish tank these fish are monsters
  • MagixPress.Com - 2014-09-17
    hi there, i have a couple of these fishes. sad to say, they are not suited really for aquariums unless you have the Public Aquarium type which cost a fortune. anything smaller is a recipe for disaster, they will out grown them in months, no filter setup can handle the load as well. i keep mine on ponds which are concrete about two metres deep and ten metres wide.its not even enough, next project is a mud pond which will be about 1,000 square mtres. believe it or not its the cheapest option. i used water hyacinths to keep the water cooler and clean the water of disolved materials. i feedthem live tilapia that is 6 to more inches long and i simple release them alive. its not animal cruelty.its just how they need to feed. these are very beautiful fish. my main aim is to have 25 fishes to breed them. beside the space concerns they are not expensive fish to keep. they are very beautiful once fully mature. they arent nice to look st why they are young as well. the biggest ive seen is around 11 feet long.
  • Benny Castillo Moreno - 2016-04-02
    no they can not live if water survive to low oxygen they well die they have to come up for air

AQUA GIANTS - 2014-12-24
4.5'- 5.5' Arapaima Gigas (AKA Paiche / Pirarucu) Pick up / meet up @ Miami, FL 33187 $15,000 OBO

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  • Anonymous - 2016-01-25
    Good luck with 15 grand for one when they sell for $200 or less for a baby. Nobody wants a big arapaima.
Benny Moreno - 2013-05-05
arapaima s.p. and other big fish need to be in a bigger tank

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-05-05
    You are so right! As you can see above, they need a minimum of 1000 gallons, and 2500 gallons is ideal.
  • Benny Castillo Moreno - 2015-09-30
    Bigfish  like nile perche arpima fish  these fish get big

Benny Castillo Moreno - 2015-09-30
Those fish get big, nile perch do, and a rock sea bass, and a sea bass ariipmas 

Bob Lim - 2014-09-08
Arapaima fish also found in Malaysia,South East Asia. An Arapaima fish weighing 80 kg was caught in Kampung Tandop Batin,Mergong, state of Kedah Malaysia on 7 September 2014. Arapaima species was also known to exist in Kenyir lake , Terengganu, Malaysia too. Bob Lim

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-09-08
    Yes, they have been introduced into Eastern Asia for fishing.
Anonymous - 2009-09-11
U Dr Jungle is awesome!! Fish Rock so much!!

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  • Benny Castillo Moreno - 2013-05-05
    arapima .s.p fish are big fish and big fish anybody that these big fish need to a big tank
  • Benny Moreno - 2013-05-10
    It would be best that they have a lot of water to swim in.