The Golden Back Asian Arowana -
Scleropages Formosus, also known as the Golden Back Asian Dragonfish, like all arowanas is a freshwater scaled fish. Common mispellings are Golden Back Asian Arrowana or Golden Back Asian Arawana. Often growing up to three feet in length, these fish can be both challenging and rewarding to the aquarium enthusiast. The availability of Golden Back Asian Arowanas for sale varies from country to country, as will Golden Back Asian Arowana prices. Check the arowana photo gallery for pictures of Golden Back Asian Arownas. See Asian Arowana for more information.
One major concern with buying arowanas is that not all arowanas can be purchased legally. Currently, CITES has listed the Asian Arowana as an endangered species. Arowana breeding is common in many Asian countries. Breeding usually takes place in large fish breeding pools or breeding ponds as arowanas will not reproduce in an aquarium. While it is legal in some countries to buy and sell captive bred Asian arowanas, in other countries such as the US, it is not. Other species of arowana are generally no problem to purchase, and cost less, yet can still be just as fulfilling pets and excellent aquarium fish.