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Chinese store offers tattooed fish to woo luck!

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Melbourne, August 16 (ANI): "Fortune fish" tattooed with patterns and characters are being offered in pet shops in a city in southwest China Southwest China (Chinese: 西南; pinyin: Xinan) is a region of China defined by governmental bureaus that includes the municipality of Chongqing; provinces of Sichuan, Yunnan and Guizhou; and the Tibet Autonomous Region.  for those looking to woo luck.

The Qingshiqiao pet market in Chengdu is selling a variety of fish decorated with flowers, rainbows and characters meant to bring their owners good fortune and happiness.

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 the Huaxi Metropolis Daily Metropolis Daily (Traditional Chinese: 都市日報 Pinyin:Dū Shì Rì Bào) is the Hong Kong edition of Metro (Metro International), which publishes free newspapers around the world with 25 editions in 16 , tropical parrot fish parrot fish

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 were usually used for tattooing, which was apparently done through lasers, reports the Daily Telegraph.

An ordinary parrot fish was said to be priced at just 10 yuan while a tattooed one could fetch at least 25 yuan.

It was further said that a set of four fish tattooed with the characters for "Good Fortune", "Luck", "Long Life," and "Happiness" could come with a tag of 120 yuan. (ANI)

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