Silver arowana

Osteoglossum bicirrhosum

Silver arowana

Only the male Silver arowana incubates the eggs in his mouth. He has a very fleshy lower lip with many teeth. This allows him to incubate and care for eggs, larvae and young for nearly 2 months.

He usually swims to the surface and waits for the hunt : he jumps out of the water to capture his prey.

until 2 kg
70 - 110 cm
insects, fish, birds
60 days
South America
not evaluated