In telling the story of the arowana, aka the dragon fish, Emily Voigt tells a much bigger story about endangered species, commerce, crime and obsession. Photo: Shutterstock In telling the story of the arowana, aka the dragon fish, Emily Voigt tells a much bigger story about endangered species, commerce, crime and obsession. Photo: Shutterstock
In telling the story of the arowana, aka the dragon fish, Emily Voigt tells a much bigger story about endangered species, commerce, crime and obsession. Photo: Shutterstock

Book review: enter the dragon fish, the world’s most coveted aquarium treasure

Emily Voigt’s quest to understand the ‘morbid, destructive’ allure of a fish that can change hands for US$150,000 a time took her to 15 countries and resulted in a book that’s part true-crime yarn and part pop-science explainer

In telling the story of the arowana, aka the dragon fish, Emily Voigt tells a much bigger story about endangered species, commerce, crime and obsession. Photo: Shutterstock In telling the story of the arowana, aka the dragon fish, Emily Voigt tells a much bigger story about endangered species, commerce, crime and obsession. Photo: Shutterstock
In telling the story of the arowana, aka the dragon fish, Emily Voigt tells a much bigger story about endangered species, commerce, crime and obsession. Photo: Shutterstock
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