In addition, any Asian arowanas bred within the United States would have been produced from founder stock that were illegally imported into the United States.
One Asian arowana can fetch $150,000 or more. People have committed murder for them. Seriously. Designer-fish-related homicide is a real.
Dragon fish are also known as Asian arowanas and are highly endangered. But arowanas are illegal to purchase in the United States.
I have found shops who sell them in NYC. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw one in the basement of a shop. Anyone else in NYC.
The Asian arowana is one of the world's most expensive aquatic creatures. To this day, it cannot legally be brought into the United States.