According to the Chinese, The Dragon signifies auspiciousness, prosperity and wealth. It is believed that it will also ward off evil spirits and thereby protecting both the owner and his home.
The Arowana's large scales and barbels resemble that of the Dragon, and hence, its common name -DRAGON FISH. Its huge size, gold and red large scales, bold expression, noble air and elegant move makes it a hot favorite among hobbyists and aquarists worldwide. Businessman, especially Chinese ones, often consider it a 'status symbol' to own not one, but a few of these rare, exotic and easy to keep fishes.
Chinese Dragon Clipart from Chinavoc.com- Chinese Dragon Culture.