Arowana Fish

Arowana fish, also known as dragon fish, are large, eye-catching fish which have relatively long life spans of up to 20 years. These fish are primitive, thought to have originated about 140 million years ago during the Jurassic period. They are sometimes called “bonytongues” because of a bone covered with teeth on the bottom of the mouth, i.e. the “tongue”, which clamps with the teeth on the top of the mouth when biting. In Chinese culture, this fish is considered prosperous because it resembles a dragon, the traditional symbol of good luck. They also play a role in feng shui, where they are believed to distinguish between an enemy and a friend by showing an aggressive or calm demeanor respectively. [Read more...]