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The Most Expensive Aquarium Fish in the World

Wednesday, September 21st 2011. | Animals

$80,000 Arowana Aquarium Fish

Probably wondering how come a simple fish can be as expensive as a luxury car. The fish that was getting all the attention at Aquarama 2007, and is considered by some to be the most expensive aquarium fishin the world, is a 15″ platinum arowana. This particular aquatic vertebrate is owned by Aro Dynasty, a Dragon fish breeder based out of Singapore.

most expensive fish

most expensive fish

Its white coloration is an exceedingly rare mutation of the rather common arowana. Arowanas are not usually so pricey, but this platinum-colored mutation is unique in its own way. This fish is of the species Osteoglossum that are mostly found in South America.

The fish measures around 40cm/15″ in length, and looks stunning. It is, however, not entirely perfect because It does have one minor flaw. The fish’s right eye is starting to look downwards. This is a common problem with arowanas and in fact many keepers are paying for cosmetic surgery for their prized arowanas.

most expensive aquarium fish

most expensive aquarium fish

It was recently offered for sale to prospective buyers by a UK arowana importer for more than £200,000 ($300,000). However, Aro Dynasty told Practical Fishkeeping Online that the fish is now “off the market.” It confirmed that it turned down S$80,000 for the most expensive aquarium fish.



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