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Top 10 Most Expensive Fish In The World

Fish in the tanks and aquariums have always been very soothing to the human sight. Individuals love to keep fish as pets. Aquariums and exotic fish put the great impact on human health since it reduces stress and helps in maintaining the blood pressure.

Fish are also used for the eating purposes. Chinese, Italian, Eastern, Western and almost every kind of food involves fish in their cuisines.  Fish come in various beautiful colors, sizes, and shapes. People admire fish like no other animal.

Their prices range from $5 to million dollars. There is a list of the most expensive fish based on their qualities, appearance, and taste. Most expensive fish to eat is Bluefin Tuna fish; whereas the most expensive koi fish is Koi Carp and the most expensive betta fish is Thai colored plakat betta fish. Following is the list of top 10 most expensive fish of the world 2018.

10. Betta Fish (Worth – $1,500):

Betta Fish

This fish was auctioned in Thailand for 53,500 baht, which makes 1500 American dollars. This is a fish full of pigments. These pigments of red, blue and white signify the flag of Thailand. Kachen Worachai is the breeder of this beautiful looking fish.

Many sources reported that the coloration of this fish is short lived. This fish exhibits “marbling” signs. Marbling refers to as a genetic transformation of colors with the passage of time. They are the most expensive fish of 2017. Another name for Betta fish is “marble gene”.

9. Clarion Angelfish (Worth – $2500):

Clarion Angelfish

Mexico’s Pacific Coast has this colorful and stunning type of fish. Clipperton Island to grows these beautiful fish. These are the most expensive aquarium fish. This fish is worth $2500. The factor that makes this fish a particular kind is its requirement of permission from the Mexican government for catching them. Different shades of vibrant colors combined up to form this special Clarion Angelfish.

8. Australian Flathead Perch (Worth – $5000):

Australian Flathead Perch

This is a rare Australian fish. They are hard to find and hence called great rare trawl breed. Since they live inside the rocks and come out only when in search of food; therefore, they are hard to capture. They go back to their shelters instantly once they are done finding the food. It was initially trapped in the year 2011 in the United States.

The initial cost of this fish was $5000. Shrimps have these fish largely. Australian Flathead Perch is in the list of the most expensive fish in the world in the year 2017.

7. Neptune Grouper (Worth – $6000):

Neptune Grouper

This is a freshwater fish and is also rare to capture. Its sale is quite less, and it costs $6000. The majority of people cannot afford its price. This is a tropical fish with vivacious shades of pink, orange, and yellow. It is kept in aquariums to enhance its beauty.

They live in deep water rarely found on coasts. This is the reason why they are hard to purchase. They acquire the seventh rank in the catalog of the world’s most expensive fish.

6. Bladefin Basslet (Worth – $10000):

Bladefin Basslet

This fish is small in size and looks very cute. Like Neptune Grouper, this fish is also very adorable and hard to find. Individuals find it difficult to search for such tiny fishes in the deep sea.  They rarely come in a shallow sea. These fish are 1.5 inches long only.

They appear in orange and white colors mostly. Caribbean sea has these deep sea reel fish. These most expensive fish cost $10000.

5. Peppermint Angelfish (Worth – $30000):

Peppermint Angelfish

Skillful fishermen and hunters are required for hunting these fish. They are extremely rare in the amount left for this world. In the year 2012, for public viewing purpose, only one fish of this type was available. They are very beautiful looking.

Waikiki Aquarium had this adorable creature. Since they are not easily accessible, they worth $30,000. They attain the fifth position in the list of the most expensive fish.

4. Freshwater Polka Dot Stingray (Worth – $1 Million):

Freshwater Polka Dot Stingray

Freshwater Polka Dot Stingray is the most expensive pet fish. This is a unique breed with a front look of the u-shaped head. Taiwan grows this creature mostly. This is the fresh water fish with beautiful colors. It is the most expensive fish because of its distinctive appearance.

Since these fish are unable to hunt food for them because they have a u-shaped head; therefore, they are fed by the hands. If we consider the mentioned factors of this fish, its high price will not surprise anyone then.

3. The Bluefin Tuna (Worth – $1.76 Million):

The Bluefin Tuna

Thunnus thynnus is its scientific name, and it costs $1.46 Million. It is an Atlantic Ocean fish. Scombridae is their family of tuna. It weighs 380 kg. They can live up to 40 years. It is the most expensive fish to eat and is liked by all. It came from Japan.

The country consumes this fish a lot. They are available at almost every restaurant in Japan. It is the king of the sushi. It comes with the first number of eatable most expensive fish across the globe.

2. Koi Carp (Worth – $2.2 Million):

 Koi Carp

They are the most precious and beautiful specimen of all. They are the long-lived and ancient fish of the century. A large amount of money is spent on these fish. They resemble drab-colored ancestors a lot. They look adorable when swimming.

People love to eat them and pet them as well. They were also put in the exhibition in Tokyo back in 1914. They are also the source of great pride and prestige. They are; therefore, the most expensive fish of 2017.

1. Platinum Arowana (Worth – $4 Million):

Platinum Arowana

Africa, Southeast Asia, and South America have this beautiful exotic fish. They appear in numerous colors such as red, black, green, silver, and yellow. The size is this fish 35 inches, and they have a lifespan of 50 years.

They are brilliant and are fed from the hand. Its cost is around $4 Million. This is commonly a pet fish. It is the top number in the category of the top 10 most expensive fish.

Top 10 Most Expensive Fish In The World

1 Platinum Arowana
2 Koi Carp
3 The Bluefin Tuna
4 Freshwater Polka Dot Stingray
5 Peppermint Angelfish
6 Bladefin Basslet
7 Neptune Grouper
8 Australian Flathead Perch
9 Clarion Angelfish
10 Betta Fish
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