Saratoga are sometimes referred to as the Australian Arowana
There are 2 species of Saratoga that are available in Australia, the Gulf Saratoga (Scleropages jardini) and the Queensland Saratoga (Scleropages leichardti). The Gulf Saratoga is bronze in colour and has a more curved dorsal profile than the Queensland, with the head sloping downwards. The Queensland Saratoga has a silver coloured body, and lacks pattern on its gill covers. Saratoga require a lot of open space in the aquarium and inhabit the upper layers of the tank. They are very flighty fish but will settle down as they mature and get accustomed to their surroundings. Ensure that you provide a secure tight fitting lid because Saratoga are likely to jump.
Good filtration and adequate aquarium main- tenance (filter cleans and water changes) are essential as Saratoga are sensitive to water pollutants.
- Species – Saratoga
- Common Name – Australian Arrowana
- Origin – Northern NT , QLD
- Diet – Omnivorous
- PH Range – 5.8 – 9
- Temperature – Tropical and Coldwater 11°c – 34°c
- Breed Type – Egg Scatterer
- Current Size – approximately 10cm (Grows to approximately 100cm)
- Sex – Un-sexed