10 most expensive fish in the world
Fish is very beautiful and colorful as well. We all know that most of the people who have an aquarium in their homes choose the fish so that they look beautiful and match each other. Some of them are very rare. There are many different fishes in the world among which some are very rare, so their prices are also different which ranges from $1000 to $400,000. The price of the fish depends on their type and the procedure to collect them as well. Some fish is very beautiful and people are amazed to see their colors and are willing to pay large amounts of money for them. The following are top 10 most expensive tropical freshwater fish in the world.
10. Candy Basslet
It is the most beautiful and colorful trawl in the world. It can be mainly found in Caribbean and on the coast of Curacao. It is not at all easy to capture this trawl as it is very rare. But people can g feed and take care of them in water. In past, it was not common in aquariums, but in recent years people started buying this fish to keep it at home. The price of this beautiful trawl is almost $1000 which is very expensive as well to pay for a single cast.
9. Clarion Angelfish
It is very famous species which is named as the most beautiful trawl of Islands. It is mainly found near the coast of Mexico and some islands as well. The color of this fish is brilliant and is the perfect blend of different colors. They are very rare to find in the market since in order to capture them you need to have a special permission from the Mexican Government. The price of this beautiful fish is almost $2500. Mostly people love it trawl because of its vivid coloring.
8. Wrought Iron Butterfly Fish
It is a very beautiful and vividly colored fish that reaches the length of almost 6 inches. It can be mainly found in Japan. It is famous for its high price tag that equals to $2700. It can be found in some rare private collections in America and in Asia. This is a very active fish that swims quickly from one corner of aquarium to another. The name of the species is due to its white dots with yellow borders that look very beautiful.
7. Australian Flathead Perch
It can be rightfully called a super rare fish because it is almost impossible to obtain. It is found only in Australia and nowhere else. Divers can see them occasionally but it is very hard to capture them. The first ever captured flathead perch was sold for almost $5000 in America. The food of this fish is shrimps and it stays mostly under the rocks to hide from the hunters. This fish is very colorful and is considered to be a perfect touch to the aquarium at home.
6. Neptune Grouper
Neptune Grouper is a very beautiful freshwater tropical fish which is not available for sale in the world. But the estimated cost of it is almost $6000. They live deep in the water. The coloring of this fish is amazing and vivid: a mixture of yellow and orange that also has pink shade in it. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful fish in the world and many people want to own it.
5. Golden Basslet
It is considered to be the smallest of all the members of the family. Its name indicates the beautiful golden color of the fish. It is mainly found in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. It is very hard to capture this fish, but a few people have managed to succeed. It is very uncommon on sale or auction. They are captured in the deep sea which makes its price soar up to $8000. It is also known as the golden beauty in the fish market.
4. Bladefin Basslet
It is a very small and beautiful fish. The price of it reaches almost $10,000. It is mainly found in Caribbean. The coloring can vary from red white to creamy and orange. It is on the top of the list of the people hunting for different rare fish. The size of this beautiful fish is only about 1.5 inches.
3. Peppermint Angelfish
It is an extremely beautiful and exotic fish. In 2012 it was estimated that very few fishes of this species can be seen in the world. It is mainly found in the eastern and central parts of the Pacific ocean where they live deep in the water which is exactly why they are so hard to catch. The coloring is red and white. It is in high demand but is almost impossible to find. The price of this fish is almost $30,000.
2. Freshwater Polka Dot Stingray
A very rare stingray species that can be found only in the Amazon basin. Today polka dot stingrays are considered to be an endangered species and it is forbidden to catch it. Therefore they are extremely hard to get at the moment. Recently one specimen was bought in Taiwan for $100,000.
1. Platinum Arowana
It is also known as the white Arowana. The price of this fish is estimated to almost $400,000. Arowanas can be silver, green, red, black and yellow but very few fish are pure white without a mark, due to rare genetic mutation. They can be found only in South America. The size of this fish is almost 35 inches and the life span is more than 50 years.
All above listed species are very beautiful and very rare. Most of them have very beautiful and vivid coloring. Many aquarium hobbyists would give anything to keep one of them in their tanks.