image_062Many types of fishes are used to enhance the Feng Shui in homes, offices as well as buildings. Water by itself is a powerful Feng Shui enhancement when used correctly. The amount of power generated by water flowing is very great. Feng Shui Masters often recommend that their clients to place a water feature, fountain, aquarium to activate their wealth spots or pond to generate and direct wealth flowing through the plot of land into the home or business.

Most common auspicious fishes used to enhance Feng Shui are as follows:

Aquarium – Arowana, Luohan, Gold Fish, Gourami, Blood Parrot and Discus
Pond – Carp , Japanese Koi and Gourami

The most popular ones would be the Arowana because of its name Dragon Fish and also because the markings on it’s head resembles that of a dragon’s head, the strong but graceful swimming postures are believed to be like a dragon

Luohan was also a favourite Feng Shui fish mainly because of it’s big growth on the head which resembles the God Of Longevity, the redness on it’s body, the active and aggressive nature, plus the nice flower markings on its body. The name luohan means Arhat in Buddhist translation and believed to be able to drive away evil spirits with its aggressive nature.

image_063Carp and Japanese Koi were being used since the olden days because of their gracefulness while swimming in a group inside a pond. It also has the ability to jump quite high above the water surface, thus being treated as Carp jumping over the Dragon Gate. It is believed that when a Carp jumps over the Dragon’s Gate, it will be transformed into a Dragon. They are believed to be able to bring good luck and propel their owners beyond the next higher level in terms of wealth and prosperity because they can “Jump pass the Dragon’s Gate and transform into a Dragon”

Arowana and Louhan are more popular than other Feng Shui fishes because they are hardier to keep as compared to Gold Fishes, Carps and Kois that needs clean water parameters all the time. Furthermore, not all people have the luxury to own a pond with a powerful water filteration system to upkeep Carps and Kois.

Most importantly, Arowana and Louhan have brought their owners great windfall luck.

Having said that, one must also know how to take good care of their fishes because it is considered inauspicious to have the whole tank or pond of fishes dying off due to dirty water and diseases.