This world contains a lot of wonders both on land and under water, nature has created a whole separate universe of different creatures under water. These creatures have always amazed people and still amaze us with each new discovery. Fishes are one of the most common under water creatures. There are many colorful fishes which can be bought from anywhere because they are very common. But there are some fishes which are very rare all around the world. These fishes are particularly expensive because of unique characteristics they possess. The specimens range from one thousand dollars to four hundred thousand dollars depending upon their rarity. Few of these fishes are so rare that various governments specially orders for their collection. Let’s have a look on the most expensive fishes in the world.
Candy Basslet is one of the most expensive fishes in the world. It is very colorful and is found in Caribbean, majorly in the off coast region of Curacao. There fishes usually live deep under water and are hard to catch. But after the captivity, they are one of those fishes that are easy to feed, care for and survival. The price of this fish is as high as one thousand US dollars. Obviously, its high price doesn’t allow average Aquarius to own such a fish. But with the success in their breeding, there are hopes that the price may fall.
Australian Flathead Perch is another very expensive and rare fishes in the world with a high price of $5000. This fish is rarely available. It is found in the waters of Australia. This fish is very hard to catch because of its small size and high speed. The reason is that this fish is rarely found darting out of the rocks shelter. It darts only for food and goes back within few seconds. The first of these fishes were offered in US for sale in 2011. These fishes are not that easy to keep. Their food usually involves live food like ghost shrimp. These fishes are rock lovers and require a lot of rocks to hide under. Australian Flathead perch is one of the most beautiful one with stripes and brownish reddish colors.
Bladefin Basslet is also one of the most expensive fishes in the world with a high price of $10,000. This is one of the smallest fishes in the world which is found mostly in Caribbean Sea. The colors of this fish are vivid orange stripes and silvery white. Its name comes from blade sort of dorsal fin. The length of this fish is not more than 1.5 inches. The specimens of Bladefin Basslet are hard to catch because they usually live in deep waters.
Peppermint Angelfish is a very expensive fish with a high price of US$30,000. This fish is so rare that in 2012 auction, only one of its kinds was available for public sighting. It is a deep water fish which is very difficult to catch. That is why it is a rare incident to see this fish offered for sale. This fish has exotic colors with bright red and white stripes.
Platinum Arowana is number one in the list of the most expensive fishes in the world. The rarity a and value of this fish can be anticipated by the fact that nowadays, micro ID chips are implanted in them before their age of sexual maturity in order to locate their movements and to identify and authenticate them. There are various colors of rare Arowana like Red Arowana, Green Arowana, Silver Arowana, Black Arowana, Yellow-Tail Rowan and many others. These variants in colors are because of genetic mutations. They are mostly found in Southeact Asia, African and South American regions. They are hard to feed once in captivity as they require 300 gallon of water filled with worms and crickets to eat. These fishes can live up to 50 years and can reach 35 inches in length.