LP Chong of Wat NatangNok made Tapian fish in B.E.2497. There is a Thai word on the Tapian fish's abdomen specified its sex--male or female. And at the top fin there will be a hole for inserting a thread for hanging in the shop or house while many put the Tapian couple on their shirt pocket. In up-country, a lot of farmers hang Tapian fish in his crop-house to protect insects. The Katha for Tapian fish amulet is the Essence of Katha Phra Chim(Sivali): Na Cha Li Ti. The propitious omen Ta Pian fish when decorated with Yants will become an efficacious amulet for wealh and fortune. Fish in Thai imply abundace of food as an idiom phrase saying " Nai Nam Mee Pla, Nai Na Mee Khao = in water there's fish while in the paddy field there's rice". Fish is also a well-omened symbol of wealth in among Chinese, Teo Chiew Chinese in Thailand will say good words for blessing " Oo Hoo, Oo Choong = there's fish, there's abundace left". So, the fish is an important food for Chinese couple in the wedding day. This piece shown is still very well maintained in it's original condition and has successfully won a 4th placing in the 3rd May 2552 grand comp in BKK.