Arowana Fish comes in different colors and types. There are 10 described Arowana species that are found in South America, Australia, Africa and Asia. The most wanted species by aquarists are the Asian variety. The Asian arowana is already scarce in the wild, thus it belongs now on the endangered list and protected through CITES. As a result, it is illegal to catch them in the wild and you can only buy them from authorized breeding farms which makes them expensive as it is not easy to breed them. The Asian Red Arowana is the costliest of these arowanas but again this can change as it really depends on demand and supply.
The arowana has scales that are arranged and shaped like the mythical dragon. That is why the Chinese called them dragonfish. Many owners confirmed that arowanas have superior mental abilities. They are said to understand what humans are talking and emit vibrations that increase good aura in its environment. They can also sense or anticipate unfavorable events to happen. They show these warnings by swimming frantically, bumping the wall of the aquarium and in extreme conditions, leaping out from its container.
Rich individuals in Asia, most of them businessmen, keeps arowanas in their homes or establishment. Feng Shui experts stressed that keeping a freshwater fish like the arowana activates good fortune. The fish is believed to enhance the force of wealth generation and accumulation. They are also kept to counteract negative forces or evil spirits. The fish is also available in decorations or images which are used by people who cannot afford to own a live one. They believe that these items bring the same effect as the real thing. The colors that are favored by feng shui enthusiasts are gold, silver-white, orange and the more popular, red.
In feng shui, it is accepted that water controls the wealth of a person. Most Asian aquarist kept 8 to 9 fishes in their possession believing these numbers or amount is auspicious. Some owners based on He Tu and Lou Shu numerology keep 1, 4, 6 or 9 fishes. The number 1 and 6 symbolizes water element and 4 to 9 symbolizes metal element according to He Tu. To enhance a person’s luck and good fortune, these numbers are used with the water and metal elements.
It is also recommended to use a combination of different fish colors and numbers to create a dynamic cycle of the elements to represent endless wealth. You can try this combination for the purpose. Mix 1 black, 6 white and 8 yellow fished in a tank. In numerology context, 1 represent the element water, 6 represent metal and 8 signify earth. In Chinese beliefs, the number combination 1, 6 and 8 means unbroken prosperity.Tags: Asian Red Arowana, element water, dynamic cycle