Are you looking for the an interesting monster fish to keep which is a freshwater species? Look no further. Meet the African Arowana known as Heterotis niloticus
. These fish are rare are share a connection with Heterotidinae and Arapaima partly due to their bony tongue. Their nickname is derived from the similar to Arowana fish offered for sale which they look similar to. In Africa this fish is a popular with Aquaculture as Tilapia
is in Brazil and China. The IUCN Red List of Endangered species
has H. niloticus listed as lease concern. This is one hardy species which will enjoy feeding on live and frozen foods, especially plankton in the aquarium. Check out the video below to see this beautiful species eating food.