Bukit Merah located near Taiping, long known as a place where you can find the famous Golden Dragon (Golden Arowana) lurking in its natural lake has sprouted quite a few commercial breeding farms for Arowanas.
A good adult size Golden Arowana about 18 inches or more would cost about RM4000 each at current prices, takers I am told will be plenty with demand outstripping supply.
The modus operandi of this farms works through a unique system of risk and profit sharing and most of the time, these agreements are make on nothing more than a handshake.
During my visit, I chance upon a rare occurence, a "Siamese Twin" was produced. Unfortunately, it is not expected to survive for long.