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Fisherman Catches ‘Lucky’ Horned Snakehead Fish in Malaysia

Saibi Ramli, a Malaysian fisherman, has caught a snakehead fish with a 2 cm (0.8 inch) horn on its head, Underwatertimes.com reports. Saibi Ramli caught the fish in a fish pond behind his home in Siburan, Kuching, using hook and bait. Ramli says he has never seen anything like it in his life and refuses to sell the catch since he is positive that the fish will bring him luck. “I have received many offers from wealthy people but I told them it’s not for sale”, Ramli explains.

You can read the full article and watch the picture of the horned creature at Underwatertimes.com. http://www.underwatertimes.com/news.php?article_id=45107920638 (source:http://www.brunei-online.com)

Asian Snakeheads, especially the Arowana Scleropages formosus, are viewed as bringer of luck by many Asians. Snakeheads are often referred to as “Dragon fish” in Asia, not chiefly because they somewhat resemble dragons but because they are seen as an incarnation of the mythological Asian dragon itself. In European fairytales the dragon is normally perceived as something evil that should be slaughtered, but this is certainly not the case in Asia. The Asian dragon is associated primarily with happiness and good fortune and keeping “Dragon Fish” in your aquarium is believed to attract luck to your home and ward of evil.

You can learn more about Asian Snakeheads here and about Scleropages formosus in particular here .

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