16 August 2012

World Arowana

Arowana is an exotic species of freshwater ornamental fish. Arowana fish also known sebagar Dragon Fish or Bony-tongued by some of the Chinese Dragon, exporters and importers of fish. For commercial purposes, the arowana is now bred in a tank with a balanced diet and about 35% protein.

Based on its ability to demonstrate their authenticity as ornamental fish of high quality classic, arowana has always been a dream to become a pet fish in aquariums.

Hobbies preserve fish species is said to be well worth the effort to pencintanya. Arowana is said to be the cure for grief. Color appearance of a prominent scales and charming, graceful movements of the graceful contortion accompanied by an attractive body is said to dissolve the stress of that view.

Chinese carriers are mempercainya that arowana ong / luck to their owners. Arowana regarded as an ancient fish that has not been spoiled, like the dragon (dragon fish / Dragon Fish or Liong), especially of a kind super red or gold arowana.

But due to widespread fishing activities since the 70's until now, the total population in their natural habitat is decreasing.

Biaknya very low forces, in addition to the high natural predators also said to be linked to a lack of population.


In Malaysia, arowana fish farming activities are conducted on a commercial basis for export to international markets and between the agencies involved are the Department of Fisheries. In nature, these fish reproduce once a year, in June to August in its original habitat.

Malaysian Golden

Malaysian Golden Blue Base

Super Red

In the local market, gold arowana red Arowana Malaysia and Indonesia-sized 15-20cm is sold at RM 1,500 to RM 2,500 a, while the Indonesian gold arowana sold for between RM350 and RM600 a.

Green arowana fish is sold at around RM 25 to RM60 a. For the local market, this fish is sold freely without any control law.

In the international market transactions arowana require a permit issued by the CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Endangered Wildlife and Wild Plants, based in Geneva.

Fish only second generation (F2) of the Captive Breeding In (Commercial captive-breeding) as defined by CITES permitted to be transacted.

For companies or individuals who operate arowana seed production for overseas markets need to register first before carrying out operations with the Department of Commercial Breeding of Captive Wildlife. The main reason is that fish must be observed from sources that are bred in captivity at least until the second or F2 generation.

Based on the analysis, Freshwater Fisheries Research Centre (PPPAT) Branch phenomenology discussion, the investment on this project is quite large, the cost for arowana breeding started on a land area of 0.25 hectare is estimated at RM173, 200.00 with a minimum of equipment.

In general, when this is not everyone can afford to venture into this fish seed production for operational start-up capital is high, including taking some time to grow normally at the age of three years.

However, given the current market, these activities are able to perform successfully and be able to bring lucrative returns if the operators give special attention to the level of a good parent breeds, nutrition and management in working.

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