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TYPES OF AROWANA:

Being called Kelisa in Bahasa Melayu, Asian Arowana are also called Dragon Fish in the orient, especially by the Chinese,  not so much cause they look like dragons even if this is an aspect of it but rather because they feel it is an incarnation of the dragon itself. It is believed they bring good luck, deters evil, and keeps the family together, while bringing happiness and health.

They actually come in a few different variants, and some believe each may be distinct sub species. Asian Arowana variants include Cross Back Golden, Super Red, Red Tail, Malaysia Golden, and Green Arowana.

The Cross Back Golden Asian Arowana originates in West Malaysia. These are in the highest demand, as it is believed they bring extra good fortune. Cross Back Golden Asian Arowana have been called Pahang Gold, Malayan Bonytongue, Bukit Merah Blue, Taiping Golden and the Malaysian Gold. They are quite rare and the demand is always high which brings the prices of these fish up to high levels. Cross-Back fins can be found in other color forms to like Purples, Blues, Red, varying Gold, Green, and Silver.

The Super Red Asian Arowana originated in Indonesia (Western Kalimantan Province). They can mainly be found in the waters of Lake Sentarum and the River Kapuas, and are one of the most popular Asian Arowana due to their beautiful red colors. Super Red Asian Arowana is much more common than the Cross Back Golden Asian Arowana. There are 4 varieties of red Arowana, Blood Red, Orange Red, Chili Red, and Golden Red Arowana. The red color is first visible in the fins in young specimens and gradually moves onto their entire body as they mature.

The Red Tail Golden Asian Arowana is found in Indonesia (Pekan Baru). They are more common and more affordable than Cross-Back Gold Asian Arowana since they are more abundant in the wild, as well as the fact that they are not as “Gold” as the Cross-Back Golden Asian Arowana. They are also a little more aggressive Cross-Back Golden Arowana which they otherwise have many of the same traits as.

The Green Tail Asian Arowana is usually found in Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, Indonesia, and Cambodia. Due to the large coverage, there can be a lot more difference in these than in other Asian Arowana. Most are grayish green, and have a head that is larger and rounder then other varieties. These are one of the cheapest forms of all Asian Arowana.

But it is a clear and well agreed statement that Malaysian Gold is the most beautiful

MALAYSIAN GOLDEN ~ BLUE BASED

ORIGINAL HABITATE : BUKIT MERAH LAKE, MALAYSIA

MALAYSIAN GOLDEN ~ GOLDEN BASED

ORIGINAL HABITATE : BUKIT MERAH LAKE, KERIAN RIVER, MALAYSIA

RED AROWANA ~ (SUPER RED, CHILI RED DLL.)

ORIGINAL HABITATE : KAPUAS RIVER, SENTARUM LAKE ~ KALIMANTAN, INDONESIA

INDONESIAN GOLDEN / RTG / HIGHBACK

ORIGINAL HABITATE : PEKAN BARU ~ SUMATERA, INDONESIA

GREEN AROWANA (PINO)

ORIGINAL HABITATE : MOST OF THE LAKES IN ASEAN COUNTRY (ACCEPT PHILIPHINE).

YELLOW TAIL (BANJAR RED)

ORIGINAL HABITATE : BANJAR MASIN ~ SUMATERA INDONESIA

SILVER AROWANA

ORIGINAL HABITATE : AMAZON RIVER, MERANYUN RIVER,

                            UKAYARI RIVER ~ SOUTH AMERICA

PEARL AROWANA

ORIGINAL HABITATE : JARDINE RIVER, ADELAIDE RIVER ~ AUSTRALIA

                            ~ PAPUA NEW GUINEA

ARAPAIMAS GIGAS (ALSO IN THE AROWANA FAMILY)

ORIGINAL HABITATE : AMAZON RIVER, SOUTH AMERICA