Video of woman cooking her husband’s pet fish to teach him a lesson seen 7 million times

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An alarming video, showing a woman frying her husband’s rarefied pet fish, is circulating on TikTok. Found here, the clip has been viewed 7.1 million times since it was posted about a week ago. It also racked up 194,000 likes and thousands of comments.

TikToker @ miakurniawan01 posted the video of his controversial culinary business, along with a simple caption, translated from Indonesian: “fried arowana”.

This particular species of fish, an Asian arowana, is known to be the most expensive aquarium fish on the planet. Journalist Emily Voigt wrote a book in 2016 on Elusive Cash, explaining to National Geographic when fish were associated with “good luck and prosperity”.

Native to Southeast Asia, the creatures are so precious that the “farms … where they are produced are like high-security prisons with concrete walls protected by guard dogs, watchtowers and barbed wire, ”Voigt said.

According to New York Times, arowanas are sometimes even subjected to cosmetic surgery procedures, such as eye facelifts or chin work. These procedures can cost around $ 60 to $ 90, while the fish itself costs between hundreds and tens of thousands of dollars. A fish was reportedly even sold to a Chinese Communist Party official for a staggering sum of $ 300,000.

A woman fried her husband’s rare Asian arowana fish to punish him for not cleaning the aquarium in a viral TikTok video. Arowana Fish in Bangkok, 2012.
PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL / AFP / Getty Images

In @ miakurniawan01’s TikTok, she explained that she decided to cook her husband’s fish to teach him a lesson after failing to properly clean the aquarium. According to Coconuts Jakarta’s translation of the onscreen captions of the video, she said, “It’s because my husband kept promising to clean the aquarium after I told him to do it, so I would like to. made it myself. However, the fish got sick in the end. I thought it would be delicious if I fried it. “

The footage showed the TikToker prepping the old pet for cooking by scaling and seasoning it. She then puts the arowana in a wok of hot oil, where it immediately begins to bubble. The final shot shows the cooked golden brown fish on a plate.

“Already cooked and ready to eat,” read the text on the screen, according to AsiaOne.

In a follow-up video, the woman explained that her husband forgave her for the incident, the outlet added. However, many viewers weren’t so understanding. One commentator called the woman’s actions “angry”, for example, while another said she was “mean”.

According to the couple’s update, the husband is looking to buy a new pet arowana in the near future, and hopefully this time he will remember to clean the aquarium.


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