Arowana become popular pet of super rich

Authors: 
Craig, N. Practicle Fishing
Document Type: 
Media
Citation: 
Craig, N. (2008, March 25). Arowana become popular pet of super rich. Practicle Fishing. [Online]. Available: http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk/pfk/pages/item.php?news=1629 [2008, May 13].
Year Published: 
2008
Type Work: 
Magazine Article
Availability: 
Online
Language: 
English
Url: 
http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk/pfk/pages/item.php?news=1629
Bushmeat Asian Type: 
Wildlife Trade
Keywords: 
Arowana; fish; pet; trade; South East Asia; endangered; CITES; TRAFFIC; World Conservation Union; shows; extinct
Abstract: 
Forget oil and diamonds, the next big thing in South East Asia is fish. Dragon fish or arowana, such as Scleropages formosus, are one of the most popular fish kept in Asia. Believed by those of Chinese origin to resemble a dragon and to symbolise good luck, health, prosperity, family harmony and protection against evil, suppliers of these fish have given some specimens price tags of many tens of thousands of pounds. While these fish may be disappearing in the wild, their popularity amongst Asia
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