Asian Arowana Scientific Name
Asian Arowana Features and Facts
- Size: 90 cm (35 in)
- Status: Endangered
Conservation of Asian Arowana
Declining habitat is a major threat of Asian arowanas. There is strong belief that keeping this fish very lucky so this species is in deep crisis due to the illegal collection for aquarium trade. Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) has controlled the illegal international trade of Asian Arowanas. Besides, various international organisations have taken active measures to protect the habitat of this species. In Southeast Asia, CITES has set up one authorised fish farm to breed the Asian Arowanas.