Friday, 5 February 2016
Lucky Number of Fish in a Tank
In feng shui, numbers are always important and it's not different when it comes to the popular feng shui tool of fish. You can use fish either in a koi pond outside your home or in an aquarium inside your home. Both uses are auspicious
Lucky Number of Fish in Aquarium
Most feng shui practitioners agree that the number nine is the most auspicious number, so it's no wonder that this is the favored number of fish for your tank or aquarium. The number nine is the number for prosperity, which symbolizes your wealth having a long life span.
Combination of Nine Fish
The best combination of nine fish in an aquarium is eight goldfish or Arrowana fish (often referred to as a dragon fish and is best used in a koi pond due to grown size of over four feet) and one black-colored goldfish (black moor).
With the combination of eight red and one black fish, the fish symbolize prosperity, energy and good fortune. The number eight is the major prosperity number for feng shui practices.
Purpose of One Black Fish
The one black goldfish is most important since its purpose is to absorb any negative energy that enters your home. The black goldfish therefore becomes a symbol of protection. If the black fish dies without any known cause, such as under-oxygenated water, overfeeding or lack of food, it is believed that the fish died from absorbing bad luck that was meant for you. In fact, many people believe that if any fish in the tank dies without a justifiable cause, then its sacrifice was to spare you the bad luck that was headed your way.
You want to always remove a dead fish from the tank immediately and replace it as soon as possible. There are many practitioners of feng shui who give their dead fish a nice burial and say prayers or mantras for them. It's common knowledge that black fish die more often than the goldfish; there are some biological explanations, such as the moor has poorer vision and cannot compete fairly for the food.