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Forget oil and diamonds, the next big thing in South East Asia is fish.
Dragon fish or arowana, such as Scleropages formosus, are one of the most popular fish kept in Asia.
Believed by those of Chinese origin to resemble a dragon and to symbolise good luck, health, prosperity, family harmony and protection against evil, suppliers of these fish have given some specimens price tags of many tens of thousands of pounds.
While these fish may be disappearing in the wild, their popularity amongst Asia