First, let me ask — Have you ever heard of feng shui or Vaastu?
You might have but maybe didn’t know about them.
Feng shui is a Chinese practice that guides you in living with the environment in harmony.
On the other hand, Vastu is the science of architecture and the placement of objects in an effort to create a harmonious space.
It is believed that good Vastu design can improve one’s health, luck, and prosperity.
In-home aquariums, good Vastu design can help keep fish healthy and happy by creating an environment that absorbs negative energy.
It’s based on the belief that position and placement can increase prosperity, good fortune, and happiness.
And lucky aquarium fish can definitely increase your prosperity! Here’s a collection of lucky fish you can keep in your aquarium.
Although originally from the Amazon River basin, discus fish are now found in aquariums worldwide.
Native to South America, this freshwater species thrive in warm waters and is full of plants.
In fact, their natural habitat is so lush that they were once able to live without fear of predators.
Discus fish are a prevalent choice for aquariums because of their striking coloration and peaceful nature—it has even been said that these fish “get along with everybody”!
Additionally, discus fish tend to look relatively similar regardless of gender or age, making it easy for beginners to choose one (or more) to bring home.
Discus fish are sometimes called pompadour fish because they have a “crown” on top of their heads which resembles a fancy wig worn by French royalty during the 18th century.
Some people think that this species was named after a famous French general named Maurice de Saxe!
Although typically a peaceful creature, the discus fish can be aggressive during mating season when rival males compete for females by displaying their colorful finnage and other attractive features while swimming around frantically together.
If you’re planning a home aquarium and want to avoid being sued by your fish, perhaps an angelfish or two is the way.
These majestic creatures are just as peaceful as they look, so long as you keep them in pairs; otherwise, they can be aggressive toward other species in the tank.
By keeping your angelfish twosome happy, you’ll get the lovely benefits of their presence without any fear of conflict with their tankmates—it’s a win-win!
The angular shape of angelfish is like an asymmetrical magic trick: even though the sides are pointed, their overall form is perfectly rounded.
Their butterfly-like fins swirl around them with grace and finesse while they regally swim around the tank.
This charming elegance makes them such a popular choice for home aquarists; if you’ve ever dreamed of owning an underwater angel (or two), caring for these fish will be pretty simple for anyone who has some experience with freshwater aquariums.
Fun Fact: Angelfish tends to bully its tank mates. Here’s How you can prevent them from doing so!
Black Moor Goldfish
- Black Moor Goldfish is a type of pond fish.
- They generally have black scales.
- Goldfish are suitable for homes with a pond
- Note that they can grow up to a foot-long
- Black Moor Goldfish live for many years thanks to its size.
- This can be challenging for fish owners as seasonal changes in temperature will change the quality of the water. (Bacteria levels and pH)
- Additionally, if your home is not near a large body of water, it will be more challenging to find fresh replacement water.
This magnificent fish is named for its striking red coloring, caused by the way light reflects off of it.
The Red Arowana is found in freshwater and coastal waters across South Asia and can grow 41 inches long.
Like many other types of Arowana, the red Arowana has a reputation as an auspicious fish that brings good luck to those who own it.
It’s also said to resemble dragons in Chinese myth, which makes sense given that the scales on its face look like armor.
If you have your heart set on welcoming an “auspicious” friend into your home aquarium, you can buy them online at prices varying between $10 and $15 per fish.
But beware: some Asian countries ban their export due to conservation efforts.
What do you get when you cross a zebrafish with a viper?
A mountain stonefish, of course! Don’t be fooled by their pretty black-and-white stripes: these fish are ferocious predators who ambush their prey.
They open their mouths wide and swallow other fish whole—no chewing necessary.
Despite the level of violence of its diet, the mountain stonefish is believed to bring wealth and good luck to any home aquarium that hosts it.
Some would argue that one of its main advantages is that it eats all your other (less lucky) fish for you, allowing you to restock your tank without cleaning up any corpses.
Golden Dragon Fish
The Golden Dragon Fish, also known as the Golden Lion Fish, is considered very lucky due to its color and ability to swim in freshwater and saltwater.
The fish can be found in Southeast Asia, near Indonesia and Malaysia.
Its multi-purpose swimming makes it a versatile option for a lucky home aquarium!
If you already have a Dragon Shrimp in your Home Aquarium, let me ask you — Are you feeling lucky?
According to Japanese lore, the dragon shrimp’s unusual appearance and behavior bring good luck and prosperity to its owner.
If you’re in the market for a new pet with many benefits—including heightened feng shui and financial success—these aquatic critters are the perfect addition to your aquarium.
Suggested Tank Size for a Lucky Fish
There is no exact formula for determining the right size of tank for fishkeeping.
However, you can follow certain guidelines that’ll make sure your lucky fish end up living happily in an open space.
- Always remember – A happy, healthy fish can swim around in its own space and have plenty of room to explore.
- A fish tank measuring 30 gallons or more should be a good start for a novice fishkeeper.
- A smaller tank may be appropriate for a juvenile or an adult fish that does not need as much space to move about. If you have a community aquarium, make sure there are enough places for the lucky fish to hide and explore.
If you’re more into this Vastu Shastra, here’s a brief video explaining Vastu 101: