Fish lovers were playfully invited to get ready to rumble by the Philippine Arowana and Lou Han Society (PALHS), which recently hosted its yearly Royal Rumble event at the Greenhills Shopping Center.
Known for being the first to host shows that welcome not only fish hobbyists but also those for creatures such as reptiles and hamsters, the annual show featured betta, goldfish, guppies, cichlids, datnoids, and bichirs. This was in line with PALHS’ objective to promote responsible pet breeding and keeping.
With the ultimate goal of becoming a benchmark regional event such as those flocked to by international fish hobbyists from across the world, PALHS is encouraging participants and members alike to work towards the improvement of the quality of the fish displayed. But like any other successful event, it assembled pet lovers together and fostered bonding across hobbies by providing a venue where they could meet and share their experiences.
The grand raffle winner of the Arowana raffle of an Arokingdom Super Red, courtesy of Aquatic Imports and Nueva Petshop, was Bryan Lim.
Arowana Competition winners
1. Super Red Competition Champion: Glenn Angeles of The Big Fish Place, San Juan First runner-up: Charles DLS Second runner-up: Charles DLS
2. Cross Back Golden Arowana Champion: Dennis Nocom of D Blueroom First runner-up: Arnold Del Rosario of Aro Haven Second runner-up: Kenneth Sy
Other major winners:
1. Boyok Marcelo • Champion, large kamfa • Champion, medium kamfa • Best in color
2. Miguel Cortez • Champion, small kamfa • Second place, free head
3. Gheff Nocum/ralph Atanacio • Champion- small Zenzhou • Most promising award
4. Chris Soriaga • Second place - KFZZ
5. Tiger Villanueva • Second place, large kamfa • Best in local breed
6. Jason Villagracia First runner-up, free marking
7. Eric Tiu of Divisoria FH Association Champion, short body First runner-up, medium Zenzhou Second runner-up, small Zenzhou First runner-up, Zenzhou large Second runner-up, Zenzhou large 8. Team New Beasts, led by Paul Co Best in show, medium Zenzhou Champion, medium Zenzhou Second runner-up, medium Zenzhou
• First runner-up, small Zenzhou • Second runner-up, small body • Second runner-up, free markings
9. Renjun Hechanova of Pampanga Louhan Legends • Champion, large Zenzhou • Second runner-up, small Kamfa
10. Jhed Vergara • Second runner-up, Kamfa Zenzhou
11. Chris Soriaga • First runner-up, Kamfa Zenzhou
12. Steven Red Estrella • Best in pearls
13. Jeriel Nunez • Champion, freehead
14. Eron Sprite Espiritu • First runner-up, Kamfa Zenzhou • Second runner-up, medium Kamfa
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