How does this fish come about?
It was said that this fish's ancestor was a Cichlid breed and
this fish was cross-bred with another fish called "Giant
Blood Parrot". At first it was not successful but after
many tries of breeding, the result becomes the Luo Han Yu that
we see in the market.
Why is it of likeable by Singaporeans?
When the Luo Han is bred, nor of their descendents will look
alike which will have a chance of breeding a nice type of Luo
Han. In this way, they will expect to see different
appearances of the Luo Han. With a nice breed of Luo Han, it
can reach a price of thousands, if the owner intends to sell
Just a year ago, some Singaporeans discovered that some of the
breeds of Luo Han have black dots on them, which can form some
characters. Some of them even saw numbers appearing on their
body and thought of buying 4-D (type of gambling, famous in
Singapore, by betting 4 number digits).
As Luo Han Yu likes to grab stones using their mouth, some
Singaporeans even thought of putting small balls, printed with
number digits, to be picked by the fish to buy 4-D.
This fish also tends to follow your hand movements and is
rather fun. But some people said that the fish is actually
hungry and thought that you may have food for them.