Arowana Go Under The Knife For Beauty

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Arowana go under the knife for beauty
21st May 2018

By Sandra Pearce
Cosmetic surgery for Asian arowana is becoming a standard procedure in Singapore.
 
Known as the dragon fish in Chinese, the Asian arowana reigns as one of the world’s most expensive aquarium fish, selling for anywhere from a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands of dollars, reports The Straits Times.
 
One fish was even rumoured to have been bought by a Chinese Communist Party official for US$300,000 (£215,000). So for most owners, the cost of an eyelift (US$90) or a chin job (US$60) is peanuts.
 
Eugene Ng is regarded as one of the premier cosmetic surgeons for the species. He said: “I know some people think it’s cruel to the fish.But really I’m doing it a favour. Because now the fish looks better and its owner will love it even more.”
 
Kenny Yap, the executive chairman of Qian Hu Fish, one of the top arowana breeders in Singapore, said: “For Chinese, keeping fish is about bringing good luck and wealth, and the Asian arowana are especially lucky.”