"Greatest Treasure Trove of Advice Ever Written and Compiled On -
the happy owner of a 19" silver and two black arowanas and I'd like to
thank you for this fantastic book : easy to read, easy to understand
and very complete...
I fully and unequivocally endorse the e-book on the comprehensive care of arowana fish produced and authored by Mr Steven Yeoh to be the pinnacle of all existing literature on one of the most beautiful of God's creations. His simplistic language and exhaustive description of the various aspects of the acquisition/different species/keeping of the fish to the setting up of the aquarium etc, can be best described as second to none!
Anthony C.H Soh
Who am I anyway? Hi! My name is Steven Yeoh. I started off just like everyone else.. Not having a clue how to keep an arowana. I knew I wanted one desperately but had BIG doubts whether I could keep one alive long enough to enjoy it's beauty... Sound familiar? :-) How did I get into this? It was really by chance actually..
a good friend of mine first introduced me to arowanas, other than the
fact that I found it ridiculously expensive to own one, I did not think
much of it. I was marginally curious though and started to visit
aquarium shops to try and get more information on them. I wanted to
find out why this fish was so popular and expensive ...in other words,
to basically find out what the fuss was all about! Those exploratory
days were interesting as I got to know a little bit more about arowanas.
As I became more exposed to arowanas, my fondness for them grew. I started checking out the different breeds sold and got more and more excited actually. However because of the high price tag associated with arowanas, I was reluctant to get one because I was scared I would kill it! I could already see the $$ going up in smoke everytime one dies!!
you, I was already keeping goldfish and koi at that time but again that
was a different ball game altogether right? I could get a baby goldfish
for less than a dollar and if it dies, I buy another one. (Ok ok I
admit I must have flushed countless ones down the toilet during my
learning process in rearing goldfish!)
NOW, with arowanas, it's a different story as it could cost me about US$1000 or more for an 8 inch red or gold arowana. Err.. I would be dead broke if I did the same! Anyway, after months of procrastinating, I did decide to finally get one. I decided to start off with the cheaper Red Tail Golden or more popularly known as RTG arowana just in case…. :-)
did I do next? I shared my decision with my better half. I tell you,
she still manages to surprise me sometimes as I was expecting an
incredulous look and some sarcastic remarks but her answer surprised
the heck out of me! I nearly had a heart attack when she told me to
skip the RTG and go straight for the Red Arowana! At 3 to 4 times the
price of the RTG, I was delighted, but also a little apprehensive!
You see, she knows my character too well.. She knows that if I got the RTG now, after several months (ie. if my RTG hasn't died on me by then ofcourse!) I would want to own the more expensive ones. Her advice was deceptively simple. She said, “Just get the good one and look after it well!” I wasn’t going to argue, but I did begin to wonder. What if it died? Man!..That would be a big blow to my ego! I would also never hear the end of it from her! The latter is what really worried me. :-) (Before I go on, did I mentioned that my wife is the better half! Well she is! In case she reads this! )
I was glad and nervous (ok 90% nervous and 10% glad) at this point of time. I have heard so many horror stories of hobbyists bringing home arowanas only to have them die soon after. I have a personal friend who was only THIRD TIME lucky! His first arowana jumped out of the tank as he had neglected to put a lid. The second got its gills stuck in the wire mesh that he used as a lid! The third is still alive today, more than 4 years old now. Very expensive lessons, as all three were red arowanas which he paid quite a bit of money for.
Anyway, I finally took the plunge on September 2003. Why I remember this so vividly?... not because I was counting the days that my red arowana would be alive ok. It is on the CITES certificate that came with my arowana. :-) And as the saying goes, the rest is history.
I must say I was luckier than most who started out because I had a good friend who was already keeping arowanas at home. (At one time, he had 5 golden arowanas in his 9 foot tank! Real cool!) He helped me get started, but the first few weeks were pretty tense for me. I was constantly worrying whether it was going to die because of something I did or did not do. But I slowly started to gain confidence which was a good feeling after weeks of trepidation.
those early days as an arowana hobbyist, (wow! sure feels like a long
time ago now! :-)) I relied quite a bit on the internet as well to get
arowana care tips. I guess like everyone else, we were told that we
could find ANYTHING and EVERYTHING on the net right? They just kinda
forgot to tell us that sometimes it is like trying to find a needle in
the haystack! To be fair, I did find some excellent tips about arowana
care out there but the problem is the tedious process of trying to sift
through the crap to get to the gems! The information can be so
disjointed and is usually quite confusing. Two forums could offer you
different advise for the same problem and no one really verifies
whether the information is right or not? Bottom line was I started to
drown in this sea of information! It got to a point where I was just
totally exhausted by this exercise and had to give up!
Visiting some of the aquarium shops were not much better! I always get cryptic and/or vague answers to queries I have. A typical response for information might be, “Keeping an Arowana is very easy. Just make sure you keep the water clean.” Duh! Like I don’t already know this? Give me a break!
other chief peeve I had when looking for tips was that I could not find
any English material on arowana care at all! This really frustrated me
because I realized that there were so many of us English speaking
arowana hobbyists who were left high and dry, not knowing what to do
when the 'poo' hits the ceiling! (There was one hard cover book that I
did managed to find after months of searching in the book stores but
unfortunately the information was rather disappointing.)
Don't think I can add more to what would have been said of this very well thought off book for the arowana hobbyists, ... perhaps a little criticism, ... but unfortunately none comes to mind. Well done!!
Over the years, I developed some great relationships with several experience arowana hobbyist and I have learnt a lot since. I also found out that many novice hobbyist also faced the same issues like me and did not know where to get good quality information to supplement what little they knew about arowana care. I also realize that every hobbyist had different needs and concerns. This was what started me thinking about writing a book on arowana care.
When I finally decided to get my butt off the seat and really do this, I decided that the simplest and fastest way to find out what hobbyists wanted to know was just ASK! That was exactly what I did..
In mid 2005, I set up a website and ran a Google Adwords campaign just for this purpose and I asked arowana enthusiast everywhere to submit their ONE question that they always wanted to know about arowana care. This book is basically a result of that campaign. Before I forget, I would like to sincerely thank all those people who participated in this survey, without which this book could not had been possible. It has taken longer than expected to finish this book, but I believe its quality and completeness is going to be worth your wait!
I had spent many months sifting through pages of information, trying to ensure that I answered all if not most of the questions asked. It was hard work, but a labor of love for me and well worth every ounce of effort. I have learned more about this majestic fish than at any other point in my life. I must say that as a result, my passion for arowanas has increased a thousand fold! I don’t expect everyone to understand this passion, but only arowana ‘devotees’ like me undoubtedly will! :-)
I have received thousands of questions from all over the world, it is just unbelievable! Below here are just some of the questions which were sent :- (these queries are verbatim and unedited)
I just recently bought an Australian arrowana 3 weeks ago from an importer and i was very happy on the first few days i got him.He was fine and eating a bit of worms and fish that i fed him. After two weeks i changed ( half change) the water because it was getting a little dark. After i changed the water i noticed that he did not want to eat anything that i give him. I fed him the worm the you normally get from aquarium shops. I also fed him guppies and feeders which he simply ignores. I am kind a worried because i spent a lot of money setting up the aquarium plus paid a good price for the fish.
fish does not show any signs or manifestations of any disease. In fact
his tail has improved from the time i bought him. It has been a week
now since he last ate a worm. My worry now is that if he does not eat
soon he might die. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
I hope you could give me tips on what to do?
Jose OAvedillo, Philippines
thats the biggest question i am wondering about.
thanks for your time hope you will have somekind of answer.
Amilcar De La Cressonniere, Canada
I realised that my arowana's barbels are broken but still slightly attach at the tips of its mouth. The main thing is, i just want to know if the barbels can recover again ...
I just bought a pearl arowana about 4 inches. how many small fish will he need to eat a day? I bought the Tetra food pellets which is especially for arowana for him but i don't think he ate it at all. A lot of pellets got suck up to the filter. So i put some small fish inside the tank, after a while all the fish are gone. Do you think it is better to feed him with food pellets or fish? I'm very busy so i don't have the time to buy the fish for him every 2 days. If i just put the food pellets for him, will he starve?
hello i have a few questions. 1. what are good community fish that will go well with arowana. 2. i know all about silver, black and red arowana but recently found a silver with red edge fins for sale around my area, so a full list of every type of arowana would be a must. 3. is it true that u can only have either one or several arowana in one tank and never in pairs? i've seen pairs in restaunts in Taiwan so which one is true. that is my main question cuz i have one silver in a 8 foot tank and scared to put a second one in for that reason. also would love to know when u finish the book me and my group of friends will be very keen for one. thanks jim
Jimmy, New Zealand
Recently I just borought a red arowana 8 - 9 inches in length. I just realized that this arowana only like mealwarms. How can I train this arowana to take frog & market prawn?
Alvin Siow, Singapore
Is it possible to keep them with other fish? Could you provide me with a list of condidates? I have an established 4 year old Chilly-Red and I need some tips on how if possible do I introduce a new tankmate without it being considered a food item. My pet is housed in a 7' x 2.5' x 2.5'
Erin Low, Malaysia
"What is the best food to feed our Arowana?
Together with the questions consolidated from the survey, all the information that I have compiled in this book is from my personal experience and interaction with other hobbyist and the arowana farms. Nearly all of the pictures you see in this book were taken by me with my trusted digital camera at home and at the farms. When I needed guidance or information beyond my personal experience, I consulted my expert associates at the arowana farm I am involved with.
Let me start by saying that this is no fluffed up, hairy fairy little
book that will give you vague notions or generalized information on
arowana care. I have been as thorough as I can in providing all the
information here. Will this book cover EVERYTHING there is to know
about Arowana care? I can confidently say that it is as complete and
thorough as of TODAY! However rest assured as I will continuously add
information into the book as I deem necessary. This book is 100 pages long
now and full of pictures to help complement and emphasize the
information in it. I always believe that a picture speaks a thousand
words.. don’t you think?
Check out the Table of Content for this book to get an idea of what information is in it..
Click below to see FULL Table Of Content of Arowana Care Book
Wow! You are a tough crowd to please!
Ok I am also going to throw in some really original stuff into this book package! Phew! More work but I think totally worth it!
• A bonus chapter in the book about a real arowana farm as well as a look at the different stages of the arowana fry cycle. I have received many request to talk about this in more detail which is why I thought it would be a good idea to include a short chapter on this. This is a tough business but.. a satisfying one.
These are exciting times for the arowana industry with huge markets opening up to the trading of these beautiful creatures.
• I have also compiled a report on the 20 most asked question during the survey. At a glance, you will know what issues are keeping your fellow hobbyists awake at night. Interesting questions!
• I will be starting an arowana forum for members ONLY. This will be a great place for everyone to share their experiences and basically share tips.
Man! You are definitely the most difficult crowd I have worked with in a long time! Ok ok.. I will throw in one more bonus!
• I am going to throw in 100+ pictures of arowanas into this package! This is more than 8MB worth of photos for you to use as you please..
I want to assure you that ALL the materials in this package are ORIGINAL. You will not find any of the information here anywhere else. If you can find any of the material here being offered by someone else, I will refund you back every cent! Phew! Tough crowd calls for tough measures! But I do mean every word I said above.
I believe that the materials in this book will allow you to have peace of mind when you get your arowana. I have done all the experimentation and made all the mistakes for you! (my arowana is still alive, so I must have done it right!) I have seen too many hobbyist panic and become nervous wrecks when things don’t go their way! The information in this book will tell you exactly what to do. Heck, if you still think you can’t find the answer, I am all but an email away!
I initially thought of having it binded and published, but quickly changed my mind. Reaching a worldwide audience using the traditional book distribution routes would simply be impractical. Furthermore, a published book could easily double the price I had in mind. So thanks to the power of the internet, the solution was to get it out in the form of a downloadable eBook, ready and able to reach anyone anywhere at an affordable, reasonable price almost instantaneously!
I am happy to offer my eBook at a very reasonable price of just $37 !
I had some friends who said that I am crazy to sell it for so cheap
but.. well.. let's just say that I could raise the price soon but for
TODAY, you will get it for only $37!
Why so cheap, you ask? Because I really have a genuine passion for this fish and I would like to see this hobby grow worldwide. I really want to help as many new and existing arowana hobbyist, succeed in keeping and enjoying this hobby. My goal is to help push this leisure pursuit along the right track. I hope this hobby will someday take the world by storm!
In short, I want to reach the WIDEST AUDIENCE POSSIBLE by making this e-book accessible and affordable at ONLY $37. I hope my sincerity and personal commitment to your success with this hobby has convinced you to take advantage of this incredible offer. There really is no reason to wait any longer to get your hands on this arowana care ebook. Take advantage of my offer today to start enriching your arowana experience!
One more thing! I offer a FULL 2 MONTHS 100% money back guarantee!
No reason why you should not grab a copy now. The risk is all mine! This is what you should do.. go through the information in this book and use them well. If you can, calculate the money you have saved by just following some of the simple, yet effective advice given. Notice how much more active and happy your arowana is, swimming around in your tank. MORE IMPORTANTLY, notice how much more relaxed you have become because of this! What can I say, less worries and more time to enjoy yourself. :-)
for whatever reason, if you are still not completely happy with the way
my arowana guide has improved the quality of your arowana’s live AND
more importantly, GIVE YOU PEACE OF MIND, I’ll offer you a full ‘NO
QUESTIONS ASKED’ refund within the stipulated period. It can’t get any
better than that!
Yes Steven! I Want To Get My Hands On The Arowana Care Ebook Right Now
For This Ridiculously Low Price While I Still Can!
Exclusive Membership to Arowana forum
An extra bonus chapter that discusses about arowana farms and the fry cycle
(valued at $19)
A report on the 20 most asked questions by hobbyist during the survey
(valued at $29)
A 8MB zip file of arowana photos. I know that I will get more quality arowana photos for my collection every few months.
(valued at $59 initially)
I will be able to participate in a niche group of like minded individuals in this arowana forum to share tips and experiences
(valued at $39)
To Your Success,
As promised above, here is my email address, firstname.lastname@example.org
P.S With my very affordable price of only $37 and my 100% money back guarantee, you just can’t lose! Get your hands on the arowana care guide now and never have to worry another day about your precious arowana! Sit back, relax and enjoy your hobby from this day onwards!
P.P.S Together with the very detailed arowana care guide, all the ORIGINAL BONUSES will be yours when you order. You will get your hands on my report titled ‘Top 20 Arowana Care Questions Asked’, a full 8MB (will grow over time!) of quality arowana pictures, a bonus chapter on arowana breeding as well as access to my arowana forum.
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I am glad that someone has finally written something about arowana care. I like Steven's writing style because it is easy to read and understand. The photos used greatly enhances the message/advise given. Thanks for this!
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