World's Most Expensive Aquarium Fish!

Some consider fish to be the perfect pets. They don’t make a mess, don’t smell bad, don’t make noise, don’t need to be walked and you can put a bunch of them in the same room without worrying about your house getting torn up. You don’t even need to pet them. Of course, you may want to pay just a bit more attention to your fish tank if one of its inhabitants happens to be the most expensive aquarium fish in the world.

This particular aquatic vertebrate is a 15” platinum arowana owned by Aro Dynasty, a Dragon fish breeder based out of Singapore. Its white coloration is an exceedingly rare mutation of the rather common arowana. It is, however, not entirely perfect; its right eye has turned downward. This is a common problem with arowanas—so common, in fact, that many keepers are paying for cosmetic surgery for their prized arowanas.

Aro Dynasty has been offered $80,000 for the platinum arowana. A UK importer even offered the fish for £200,000 (nearly US $400,000). Unfortunately, the fish is not for sale. While we can’t entertain any hopes of ever owning it, those who attended Aquarama 2007 can still say that they have seen the world’s most expensive aquarium fish.

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