Commonly known as Grade 1 Red or Super
The gill covers, fins & edges of the scales
have unique red coloring & due to its different
core colour of the scales (e.g Red, Gold,
Purple, Blue & Green Based types), It can be
further classified into Orange Red, Chili Red
and Blood Red...etc.
However, this classification of Red can
only be done when the Dragon Fish is in
adulthood or through the harvesting brooder
stocks by the breeders.
Grade 1 Red
is highly priced and in great demand because of
Commonly known as Cross Back Golden or
Its characteristics is similar to the
Red-Tail Golden, except for its sparkling &
brighter golden shine scales overlapping the
dark greenish back causing the whole body to
shine. It also exhibit a sparkling bright gold
colourisation up to the sixth and highest scale
It can be further classified into Blue, Purple,
Gold, Green and the Silver-Based types, implying
the core colour of the scales.
Cross Back Golden
is also highly priced and in great demand
because of limited supply. Hence, it is more
expensive than the Red Tail Golden.
Sometimes it is even more expensive than the red
Commonly known as Red Tail Golden (RTG).
It can be further classified into common RTG
and High Back/Premium RTG. The prior exhibit a
gold colourisation up to the 4th while the
latter has it gold colourisation rise to the
5th scale level and sometimes even on the
6th scale level when in adulthood
The whole gill cover is a glittering gold color
and does not have any red color. The back
portion is dark green, including the dorsal fin
and upper half of its tail fin.
Both can be further classified into Blue,
Purple, Gold, Green and the Silver-Based types,
implying the core color of the scales..
usually commands a higher price than the
Commonly known as Grade 1.5 Red or
Grade 2 Red or Banjar Red, also known as yellow tail
Its has a very un-matching shines and
green/yellow base colour of the scales.
when adult, it has only yellowish/greenish
colour over the body
The 1.5 Red, together with Green,
is popular among many hobbyists and beginners,
thus is more affordable because of its low
Commonly known as Green Arowana.
Its has green scales & a greyish green body with
a dark striped grey/green tail.
It is the cheapest in price among the variety of
Asian arowana due to unattractive colourisation
exhibited when in adulthood (3-4 yrs of age).
Commonly known as the Australia Arowana
or Scleropages Jardini
There are commonly 2 varieties of Australia
Arowanas:, Green Pearl & Red
It is quite similar to the Asian Arowana, except
that the it have a more scales with green or red
the Australia Pearl has 7 rows whereas Asian
Arowana has 5 rows (horizontially) of scales or
The Pearl Arowana have cresent-shape coloured
scales and the tail are usually black colour
with small gold spots. Its colour range from
coppery-gold to gold colour.
It is also not a protected or endangered
Commonly known as the Silver Arowana or
is totally silver in colour, Its scales and fins
It originated from South America and it has the
long tappered tail.
Silver Arowana is the most common & one of the
cheapest Arowana you can find easily in most
Local Fish Shop (LFS).
It is also not a protected or endangered
Commonly known as the Black Arowana or
Black Arowana come from the South America and it
is quite similar to the Silver Arowana having
the same tappered tail.
Its scales and fins are black with whitish to
yellow strips when young. But as it matures, it
will slowly lose its colour and turn to greyish
It is also not a protected or endangered species
The Evolution of OTF new hybrid(mix parentage) are varieties of such is Cross Back Splendor (crossBreed between Cross Back/Super Red) and Premium RTG(crossBreed between Cross Back/RTG), Supreme RTG(crossBreed between Cross Back/Premium RTG), R.T.G Splendour(RTG crossBreed between Cross Back Splendor)
Commonly known as Cross Back Splendour (Tong Yan).
Cross Back Splendour is a hybrid between Cross Back Golden & Grade 1 Red. Hence, Its characteristics is similar to the Cross Back Golden & Grade 1 Red. So its is further classified into the Cross Back Golden version or Grade 1 Red version.
The whole gill cover is a glittering reddish/gold color. Both exhibit sparkling bright colorization up to the sixth scale level when in adulthood. The core of the scales also exhibit Blue, Purple, Gold, Green and Silver color shine. The priorís dorsal fin and upper half of its tail fin is dark green, while the latter has its tail fully red.
Cross Back Splendour is also highly priced and in great demand because of its rare & limited supply. Hence, it is more expensive than the Cross Back Golden & red variety.
Supreme Red Tail Gold
the Adult Arowana is a New Hybrid (crossbreed between Cross-Back Gold & Premium Red Tail Gold). It exhibit brighter gold shine scales with Blue/Gold core base color. Its shine & colorization reaches a minimum of the 5th level scale and even on the 6th level scale when in adulthood, it is evidently of even higher quality than Premium Red Tail Gold.
R.T.G Splendor (Red Tail Gold Splendour)
the Adult Arowana is a New Hybrid (crossbreed between Cross-Back Splendor (Tong Yan) & Red tail Gold). It exhibit bright golden shine scales with Blue/Purple core base color. Its shine & colorization reaches a minimum of the 5th level scale and even on the 6th level scale when in adulthood.