Parts of an Asian Arowana
West & NSK
arowana (Scleropages Formosus), as the name
implies is found exclusive in Asia and has
the reputation as being the world's most
expensive freshwater aquarium fish.
for this is because of its close resemblance
of the oriental dragon and hence highly prized.
In Chinese traditions and cultures, the oriental
dragon is a symbol of good luck, strength
and power and is believed to ward off evil.
Ancient Chinese emperors were also obsessed
with dragons and their robes were embroidered
with dragons. Dragons were therefore considered
Many businessmen also believed
that keeping an arowana will make their businesses
prosper. In fact, the arowana is commonly
known as the Dragon Fish because of the 2
When the arowana glides through
the water, its pectoral fins often spreads
out, resembling a dragon in full flight.
While you may have seen a dragon in books
or posters, you may wonder what the terms
barbels or pectoral fins meant.
illustration is specially designed to help
you understand the parts of the asian arowana.