Indonesian man grieves as father fries expensive arowana pet fish for lunch

Jakarta Coconuts – Imagine the shock of learning that your beloved pet fish has been cooked for the delicious enjoyment of your family. That’s what happened to Bayu, a man from Central Java’s Sukoharjo regency, whose recent tragedy of losing his arowana has drawn sympathy from many in a nation obsessed with the prized pet fish. Bayu, who works in the industrial city of Cikarang in Bekasi regency, bought the fish at the Jatinegara market in East Jakarta, which is known for its decorative fish section. Recently, while Bayu was away from home, his brother sent him photos of the fish as it was being prepared and later fried by his father, who decided to have it for a feast without his permission. More details in Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin