Arowana are rare and noble fish that bear a close resemblance to the traditional Dragon of Ancient china.
It is believed to be auspicious and symbolises strength, prosperity, luck and wealth - and provides any aquarist with good Feng Shui. Re nown across Asia for their symbol of wealth, these fish have a life span in excess of 20 years, and are a beautiful investment for the perfect tank.
The value of the fish is determined by a number of factors:
Colour the definition and contrast of the colour increases the value, the more unusual combination and the more striking the colours the greater the value.Depth of colour, the more of the body that is coloured the greater the value.Dimensions, as always the proportions and size of the fish effect the value.Blemishes, sunburn, marks, cuts, bites etc reduce the price of the fish.
The Asian Arowana is considered auspicious by many, as well as being a symbol of wealth and stature. They embody several Feng Sui concepts of the Dragon complemented by Water bringing luck and tranquillity to the owner.
The Dragon Fish in Feng Sui
The Fish itself has a number of characteristics that fit within the principals of Feng Sui. The large scales and their colouring of Red or Golden demonstrate the existence of wealth and success. Being such a noble and dominant fish it also presents the character of strength and success which can be reflected on the owner. The large mouth that only collects food from the surface show how the fish can engulf success from above and draw it in for the owner.
Water is a place where chi gathers, it is naturally a source of yin energy containing an "auspicious" fish such as an Arowana balances the yang and helps to dispel any negative energy in the household or office.
Also because the fish is so naturally effected by magnetic fields it is in keeping with the feng sui principals also based around the worlds magnetism and polarities.