The most expensive fish in the world are at the same time the rarest in the world. Collectors are willing to spend hundreds of thousands for them. Today we’re taking a look at the most expensive fish ever sold in the world.
As one would expect, all these fish are exotic and relatively small in size. They are all fabulous and some of them are even quite intelligent such as the Platinum Arowana.
Do you recognize any of these fish fellow lazy penguins?
10. Candy Basslet – $1,000
Least expensive in the list but still quite expensive for how small the fish is, we have the Candy Basslet. A curious combination of red with blue stripes adorns this fish’s body. At the price range of $1,000 you can have one of these in your aquarium swimming eerily.
9. Clarion Angelfish – $2,500
Clarion Angelfish is an incredibly beautiful fish, formally known as Holacanthus clarionensis. Belonging in the angelfish family of fish, it can be mostly found in the Pacific Coast of Mexico. It goes for at least $2,500 each.
8. Wrought Iron Butterflyfish – $2,700
Wrought Iron Butterflyfish, officially known as Chaetodon daedalma, is a peculiar looking fish found in the Western Pacific Ocean, near Japan. The fish is not only rare but also very unique with its pitch black body with white spots. All of the above bring its price tag to $2,700.
7. Australian Flathead Perch – $5,000
Australian Flathead Perch, formally known as Rainfordia opercularis, is the first fish on this list with a flathead. It can be rarely found in the coral reefs of western Australia and is extremely popular. All of that make it a very expensive fish. $5,000 worth expensive in fact.
6. Neptune Grouper – $6,000
Neptune Grouper is one of the most unique and beautiful fish belonging in the grouper family. It’s a deep water fish that is very rare to find and even rarer to catch. The fish costs up to $6,000 and it’s easy to see why.
5. Golden Basslet – $8,000
Golden Basslet is the next very expensive fish in our list. This adorable tiny fish is also known as the Golden Mini Grouper. Reef aquariums are the perfect environment for it. You can have one of these little fellas for only $8,000 each.
4. Bladefin Basslet – $10,000
Next up in our list of the most expensive fish in the world we have the Bladefin Basslet, officially known as the Jeboehlkia gladifer. This amazing deepwater reef fish is extremely tiny and also extremely popular. For only $10,000 you can have one of them.
3. Peppermint Angelfish – $30,000
Following up on our most expensive fish in the world list, have present to you the Peppermint Angelfish. Another fish from the angelfish family, formally known as Centropyge boylei. It’s main habitat are tropical reefs but it’s extremely difficult to find making it one of the most expensive in the world at $30,000.
2. Freshwater Polka Dot Stingray – $100,000
Yes the following incredible looking stingray is actually real. The Freshwater Polka Dot Stingray is world known for its beauty and rarity. Officially known as the Xingu River ray, this fish can be found in Xingu River basin in Brazil. This is the second most expensive fish in the world and it’s easy to see why. It’s price is $100,000.
1. Platinum Arowana – $400,000
Platinum Arowana is basically a fish legend. It’s a tropical freshwater fish. Some even call it the dragon fish. It can be found in Southeast Asia. This legendary fish costs $400,000, if you can find it that is.
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