The One & Only - Arowana King & Platinum Xback

The short body type of arowanas are very rare and they are affectionately, by nature of their hump symbolising a King's crown, the Arowana King. In some Asian countries, they are sometimes called, Fa Fu Long, literally, the fat and prosperous dragon. Imported from Indonesia, US$12,000.
On the other hand, we have one piece left of a AAA grade, Platinum Crossback Golden. At merely 7 inches, its whitish gold rims had already 'crosses' its back. Not only that, there is a huge patch of solid gold on its forehead, making it even more outstanding. A truly collector's item! Captive bred at DFI, tag 702088880006688. Selling only US$15,000.

Picture taken under broad daylight. Note the whitish gold rimmed scales on its back? Normal cross backs only achieve this development at 14 - 20 inches but not for this unique, superb fish!

Sold to Mr Lye, a Singaporean.


At merely 7 inches, the shinning little pearls had developed 100% near the dorsal fins, anal fins and the tail fin. This is a very important selection criteria when buying top end crossbacks.

Top view of a almost perfect, dream fish. The golden patch on its head is even more prominent in this picture.

Another good top shot of the unique fish. Note the widely spread out pectoral fins?

Admiring the fish from another angle, with gliterring whitish gold all over its body!

Close up shot of the non-jumpy fish. It has a very nice character, swimming gracefully around the tank, not choosy over its food at all.

The Arowana King, with unique Cobra snakeskin designs on its deep orange red gill plate. This is complimented with deep red lips and barbels!

The steep hump on its shoulder back is what gives this rare fish its name, Arowana King.

Long straight pectoral fins are also a good feature of this 'King'.

Deep blue core scales are to be found throughout its body, with deep orange rims crossing over its back as well!

A last look at the whole fish, with large spread out 3 back fins, of the deepest red tone. Note the length of its pectoral fins?