Red Asian Arowana
The Red Asian Arowana -
Scleropages Formosus, also known as the Red Asian Dragonfish, like all arowanas is a freshwater scaled fish. Common mispellings are Red Asian Arrowana or Red Asian Arawana. See Asian Arowana for more information. Often growing up to three feet in length, these fish can be both challenging and rewarding to the aquarium enthusiast. The availability of Red Asian Arowanas for sale varies from country to country, as will Red Asian Arowana prices. Check the arowana photo gallery for pictures of Red Asian Arownas.
One major concern with buying arowanas is that not all arowanas can be purchased legally. Currently, CITES has listed the Asian Arowana as an endangered species. While it is legal in some countries to buy and sell captive bred Asian arowanas, in other countries such as the US, it is not. Other species of arowana are generally no problem to purchase, and cost less, yet can still be just as fulfilling pets and excellent aquarium fish. Arowana breeding can be very difficult for some species, which leads to higher prices for certain arowanas.
Of the three types of Asian Arowana, the Red Asian Arowana is the most valuable and prized specimen of these magnificent dragonfish. Red Arowanas are especially desired in China, where red is a luck color and the belief that these fish can bring good fortune is widespread. For the Cantonese, the lucky trait falls to the Green Arowana. It is common to see Red Asian Arowanas for sale for prices upwards of $9,000 and in some cases, these arowanas have been sold for prices in the range of $80,000.
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