The Dragon Carp is a neat design, I think they are good luck if you have a pond full of them. The $100 creature is the Qilin, a mythical chimera derived from a deer, they never harm a good person. The Dragon Bird is the Feng Huang, male/female incarnation of the August Rooster, also good luck.
I think the SCB has been using these design elements for decades, there is also a Dragon Dog on the first issue, back in 1980.
Well worth picking up the entire gamut of creatures, the notes of the first Series are 50% larger than current issues, and the designs are very appealing.