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Top 10 Aquarium Fish that grows to Large Sizes

Top 10 Aquarium Fish that grows to Large Sizes


We all sometime might have kept fishes in
aquarium for seeing their vivid color and watching them swimming in water is relaxing
experience after all. And there are those fish keeping hobbyist
that like to grow giant fish or you call them monster fish keepers. Now there are both aggressive and non-aggressive
fish that grows to large sizes. In this video I will tell you about the top
10 aquarium fish that grows to large sizes so stay tuned and keep watching. Number 10, Common Goldfish
Goldfish are close relatives of Koi, in fact they are domesticated wild carps so these
fish are also never released in wild like the koi fish because they cause mass destruction
of water ways. These fish are also called feeder fish or
feeder goldfish and comes in variety of color. There has been record of this fish reaching
to a maximum size of 12 inches or more. Common Goldfish and the goldfish-koi hybrids
are often kept in big ponds when they grew up. Number 9, Bala Sharks
Bala Sharks also called tricolor shark, tricolor sharkminnow, silver shark, or just shark minnow
are active freshwater fish which resembles shark in its outline. They have beautiful metallic silver body with
yellow and black dorsal and caudal fins. They prefer dense vegetation with rocks and
driftwoods and a large aquarium when kept in captivity. They can grow to maximum size of 14 inches
or more if proper care is given. Number 8, Tiger Oscar
Also sometimes called velvet cichlid and marble cichlid, tiger Oscars are popular aquarium
fish in Europe and US. If kept in larger aquarium with proper care
and conditioning, tiger Oscar can live for more than 10 to 13 years and grow as much
as 36 cm long. In wild however there has been report of tiger
Oscar reaching up to 17.7 inches. They are usually feed pellets and small shrimps
when young however as they grow up they like guppies, goldfish and worms. There are also albino Oscar varieties as well. Number 7, Plecostomus
Plecostomus, pleco, or plec is a common sucker mouth tropical loricariid catfish commonly
sold as aquarium fish. They are good tank cleaners when young however
they attack and eat other fishes when they grow to large sizes. They live for 10 to 15 years when kept in
aquariums and seldom reach more than 12 to 15 inches. They are however fast growers and in wild
plecos are found that reached more than 24 inches in length
Number 6, Clown Loaches Clown Loaches or tiger botia are tropical
freshwater fish that feeds on worms, brine shrimps and snails are their favorite. Clown loaches are often seen resting on their
side and remaining motionless due to this they are often considered sick. So if you see them like this don’t bang
on aquarium glass as they be resting and it can alert other fishes too. Clown Loaches can live for very long time
that is 10 years or more if given good water conditions. These fishes also gets very big and needs
bigger tanks when they become adult, there has been report of Clown Loaches as big as
16 to 20 inches. Number 5, Koi
Koi fish especially the nishikikoi are colored varieties of koi and the bigger koi are expensive
to buy and eat. They are mostly kept in ponds and can get
used to wide range of temperature ranges. However regular water conditioning is essential
as the fish waste can easily make water toxic for them. Koi usually live around 20 or 30 years and
they are kept in good quality ponds. The oldest Koi on record was named Hanako. It is estimated that it lived to about 226
years old. Koi can reach sizes of 34 to 36 inches that
is very large much larger than a 50 gallon tank. Number 4, Arowana
Arowana are freshwater bony fish also called bone tongue fishes. Arowana especially Asian arowana are very
expensive while silver arowana are comparatively very cheaper. These fishes are usually predatory and aggressive
fish and needs their own large aquariums or prefer large ponds. Arowana can live for 10 to 20 years in aquariums
and can grow to massive 48 inches. Arowana are fast growers and need special
diet of shrimps, prawns and crickets or worms. Number 3, Red tail Catfish
Redtail Catfish are known by many names, in Venezuela it is known as Cajaro and in Brazil
it is known as Pirarara. This fish is quite common in aquarium trade. Red tail Catfish are tropical fish and an
omnivorous scavenger and they feed on anything you put into the tank. But it is recommended to feed them with brine
shrimps, pellets, bloodworms etc. When they grow to larger sizes they should
be moved to ponds. Red tail Catfish live for 8 years. There have reports of red tail catfish reaching
60 inches and weighing about 80 kilos. Also red tail catfish of age 18 years has
been discovered. Number 2, Gar Fish
Gar fish is another freshwater fish of elongated mouth full of sharp teeth. They are predatory fish and hunts on other
small fishes. In aquariums they prefer their own larger
tanks and when grown they are usually kept in ponds or large tanks with sufficient space. In wild they are active night hunters that
feeds surface fish and even small mammals but not yet reported to be harmful for humans. All gar grows to large sizes but alligator
gar grows to much larger sizes and are passive and seemingly sluggish solitary fish but it
is voracious ambush predator. Gar fish normally grows to 78 inches. The largest alligator gar ever caught has
size of around 96 inches in length and weighed above 125 kilos, it was caught near Rio Grande
in Texas. And at Number 1 is Arapaima
The Arapaima, pirarucu, or paiche are large species of bony tongue fish like arowana. It is often consumed as important food and
their numbers have declined in recent years either due to overfishing or habitat loss. Arapaima varieties usually have hard scales
that even the sharp teeth red belly piranhas can’t bite through. Maximum size recorded in case of arapaima
till now is 108 inches weighing as much as 200 kg. So if you’re keeping it in aquarium better
start building a bigger pond or plan to release them in lakes or big rivers as they can easily
outgrow any large aquariums they usually have a lifespan of 15 to 20 years. Now if you like to keep fishes that grow to
large size and have your own well maintained pond or lake then you certainly might like
to grow one of these giant fish. And growing them is certainly growing up yourself
with proper care and conditioning because some them has larger lifespan. Tell me about your favorite fish of these
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99 comments on “Top 10 Aquarium Fish that grows to Large Sizes

  1. I swear I’m not to be rude but I can’t really understand cuz his accent bot other it was rly good abt the accent I’m just not where he’s from that’s it I’m from Georgia so

  2. U have covered most of the species but also forget 2 mention some of their relatives including pacu and iridescent shark. Any way without Oscar..clowns..silver sharks and pleco one can't imagine this hobby, with proper sized aquarium and basic care u can easily keep them for years and people around the world r keeping them as well..

  3. Loved this video. People need to
    understand an animal BEFORE pur-
    chasing it. Not only will these
    fish get large, they get large very
    quickly. If you are not interested
    In moving the animal to more
    suitable quarters, then please
    do not obtain these fish.
    A fish that began with blood
    worms, in no time, will be eye-
    balling your kids !

  4. You forgot alot of fish like peacock bass types of knife fish pacu flower horn iradsent shark eals bishers girrafe catfish tiger shovelnose nose catfish Jack dephsy other types of loaches Lima shovel nose catfish sun eclipse catfish

  5. 10 Goldfish – Passive
    9 Bala Sharks
    8 Tiger Oscar
    7 Plecostomus
    6 Clown Loaches
    5 Koi
    4 Arowana
    3 Red Tail Catfish
    2 Garfish
    1 Arapaima

  6. arapaima is deffinently not a aquarium fish and should never be kept by anyone who dose not have a giant pond to keep them in and the same goes for the gars and red tails. now the common plecos are not good cleaners, they make more waste then they clean

  7. Wow i love fish i have tiger and albino oscar along with alligator gar; snakehead fish; clown knife;
    Red belly pacu; albino senegal and dragon bichir i buy them very little and now they are big…

  8. Bro video content is awesome…..but the audio content quality is very poor man….pls try to improve and it will b awesome ✌🏽✌🏽

  9. What about Pacu,Giant Gourami,Snakehead,hammerhead,pangasius,pirarucu,buttikofferi, tiger datnoids,peacockbass,etc.are they not included?

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