Arowana – The Mouth Brooder

Arowana is a tropical fish, living in the quiet waters of lakes and rivers. It varies from 60 to 120cm in length, and still manages to leap up to 3 meters above the water. The most fascinating thing about the Arowana is that it is a mouth brooder, it is capable of carrying hundreds of eggs in its mouth and, even after they hatch, the little fish live in the mother’s mouth for a considerable time before they venture out on their own.

Arowana keeps its young in its mouth

Arowana the mouth brooder

Arowana fish swimming

Arowana tropical fish

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  • 95 Posted on February 21, 2008

    why all strange thing of this world should be odd to people eyes? I find them very interesting and these are things that makes world more beautiful and less boring bad thing are others!!!!!!!

  • Dean Hougen Posted on September 18, 2009

    “… little fish live in the mother’s mouth …”

    FATHER’s mouth. Not mother’s mouth. FATHER’s.

    What is wrong with people that they seem to assume that only mothers can be good parents?


  • Fact Posted on January 14, 2010

    make sure your fact right…
    The mother just want to have fun…
    The father take care the children….
    life suck

  • Kent Posted on June 14, 2011

    I am interested in getting some quality fry of cross back arowanas.
    The ideal size will be as small as possible and the biggest would be around 7″ – 8″.
    The 1st quantity that i’m looking for is 10 fries, preferably with 5 femal and 5 male by best assumption.

    Appreciate if you could provide some details in prices & sizes available and advise me how are you going to ship it to me with leadtime.

    Super Red Arowana
    24K Golden Arowana
    Blue Base

    I can be contacted at

    Last but not least, please also let me know your assurance in quality, provide some pictures of the fishes available and after sales guarantees in case there’s a death cases.


  • danil Posted on July 11, 2011

    i have golden arowana wanna sell it any intrested reply 1 feet 4 inch