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The Flower Horn
or Hua Luo Han has been touted as the feng shui fish for the coming
period of 8 (beginning in 2004), just as the arowana had been dubbed
the feng shui fish for the present period of 7 (which began in 1984).
It is said to bring its owner lots of prosperity luck and good fortune
in everything ranging from wealth and fame to love and happiness.
Developed through selective crossbreeding in 1996, the popularity of the Flower Horn has been gaining momentum by the day. The origins of this hybrid fish can be traced from the Cichlid family, which is classified under the genus of Cichlasoma.
The Kua or trigram for the period of 8 is Ken, which among other things, symbolizes the mountain and the earth element. The Flower Horn’s most important distinguishing feature – its nuchal hump, which protrudes from its forehead– is said to simulate the mountain. This fleshy hump combined with its muscular bulk contributes to its overall squarish profile, which solidly reflects the earth element.