Dragon Fish Industry is one of the few CITES registered Asian Arowana breeding farm in the world. Our CITES registration number is A-SG-507 . We produce F2 (second generation) and beyond Asian Arowana through captive breeding. Hence, all our fishes are electronically tagged with a microchip (bearing an unique number) near their stomach wall. In addition, each fish will also be issued a 'Certificate of Authenticity', bearing that special number, by the Singapore Government.

Arowana is probably, the most expensive freshwater, ornamental fish in the World, the Asian Arowana is indeed a beauty to withhold. It is viewed as sort of reincarnation of the Dragon due to its hugh, brightly coloured scales and barbels at the tip of it's mouth. It's slow but elegant swimming posture and ferocious eating style are also reasons for its popularity. Businessman, especially the Chinese, keep this fish for geomancy purposes. That is, to guard one's house/office and to ward off evil. It is believed that the Gold variety is good for a business premise while that of the  Red, for the home. Another reason for its high price is due to its late maturity (3-5 years on the average) period and most likely, the Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The CITES, based in Geneva, listed this species, Scleropages Formosus, under its Appendix 1 protection. Under this scheme, it will only allow trade of such young fishes if they are of captive bred, F2 and beyond generation. When the fries reaches 5-6 inches, a microchip will be implanted on to their back for identification purposes. This too, promoted the status of the fish as very rarely, fishes are tagged with microchips.Hence, owning one or more of such Asian Arowanas is in itself, a status symbol!   


A young crossback golden.

Membership Certificate issued by PPD The Certificate of Authenicity


Part of our grow out tanks for young Arowanas . Our modern and well equipped farm in Singapore spans 9 acres (3.65 hectares), consisting of 28 earth ponds and a few hundred glass tanks.


The Grand Entrance to our 9 acres farm                          Sectional view of the 28 earth ponds


For more information, please contact us at:

DRAGON FISH INDUSTRY
231 NEO TIEW CRESCENT
SINGAPORE 718913

FAX:65-67917931

Alternatively, you can also e-mail us at
sales@dragonfish.com

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