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Old 18-06-2016, 09:01 AM   #1
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Default X-ray of an Asian arowana

So this is kind of a funny story. I import Asian arowana to Canada under the name. A couple weeks ago an old customer of mine from 4 years ago contacted me to say he had lost the certificate for a Dreamfish gold tail emerald (yellow tail) he bought through me. He lives about an hour away by car and so we had to coordinate a time for me to visit. When I mentioned that some veterinarians have chip readers he said he would check with a nearby one so as to save me the travel time. I also told him that on occasion the chip can fall out of an aro as it grows up.

When the veterinarian was not able to read a chip in the fish using his chip reader, they decided to take an X-ray to see if it was still there. Sure enough, it was there. It turned out the vet's chip reader used a different frequency than that used by the chip in the aro. After all that trouble, I made my way out to the customer's place and did the chip read using my chip reader. All worked out fine and the fish is now on its way to a new owner. i will contact Nic at Dreamfish and arrange for a replacement certificate with my next order.

I have an X-ray photo (note chip in shoulder), along with a few photos I took of the fish.

This is the first time I have ever seen an X-ray of an Asian arowana

I can't figure out how to upload the photos here, so here is the link to a post i made in Canada that has the photos attached:

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Old 18-06-2016, 10:52 AM   #2
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That's interesting. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 18-06-2016, 10:57 AM   #3

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ts, thank you for the sharing.
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Old 19-06-2016, 06:35 PM   #4
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Many thanks for sharing this interesting pc of info. Owned a XB from Dreamfish myself for 6 yrs old.

I've just returned from a 2 week holiday at Beautiful British Colombia. Visited the city, Jasper, Banff national parks...really beautiful places with nice & friendly people.

Out of curiosity, where is the arowana club in Canada located? Maybe I can pay a visit the next time I'm there. Cheers to all the wonderful Canadian beers I've drunk
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Old 20-06-2016, 10:25 AM   #5
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interesting info.
thanks for sharing.
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Old 20-06-2016, 01:49 PM   #6
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x-ray fee cost?
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