|24K Golden Cross Back Arowana|
|Chili Red Arowana|
|Malaysian Golden Blue Base|
Many people, particularly those from Asian cultures, consider Asian Arowana “lucky”. This reputation derives from the species resemblance to the Chinese dragon, considered an auspicious symbol. The large metallic scales and double barbels are features shared by the Chinese dragon, and the large pectoral fins are said to make the fish resemble a dragon in full flight.
In addition, positive Feng Shui associations with water and the colours red and gold make these fishes popular for aquariums. One belief is that while water is a place where chi gathers, it is naturally a source of yin energy and must contain an "auspicious" fish such as an arowana in order to have balancing yang energy. Another is that a fish can preserve its owner from death by dying itself.