Fish is often associated with abundance.
The Chinese phonetic sound for the character “Yu” (餘) – “to have enough food to have left-overs”, has the same sound as fish.
Also in the Yijing (Book of Changes), there is a saying: “For moistening 10,000 things there is nothing more enriching than water”. (潤萬物者莫潤乎水)
Because of its nourishing quality, water has always been associated with wealth. Having fish swimming in water would correlated to abundant wealth being stirred or hastened. That is why it is considered very auspicious to have an aquarium in the home and the place of business. Continue Reading →