My first arowana is actually an australian arowana, otherwise known as a jardini. I kept it for 7 years before it died in a shipping mishap on the way to my new house :(
The next arowana I had was a red arowana. I never intended to get a red arowana in the first place because I always preferred golden crossback but somehow, luck has it that my first arowana has to be a red. I was then a poor NUS 4th year student and I forked out a heffty SGD1,388 for my first red arowana!