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10 Expensive Fish That Can Make You Rich

10 Expensive Fish That Can Make You Rich


10 Most Expensive Fish In The World. Number 10. The Clarion Angelfish is named for one of
the most beautiful islands off the Pacific coast of Mexico, part of the Revillagigedo
Islands. It can be found there and often around the
more remote island of Clipperton. Priced at $2,500, these fish are brilliantly
colored and highly sought after. They have been kept in captivity for about
40 years, but they are rarely found on the market. This is due in part to the fact that you must
have a special permit from the Mexican Government to collect them. Number 9. Found off the waters of Japan this little
beauty reaches an average size of approximately 6 inches. It is one of the hardiest of the Butterflyfish
family, but also one of the least owned due to its price tag. The average home aquarist doesn’t usually
spend over $2,000 for one fish. There are very few of them found in North
American collections as the majority of them are bought by Asian collectors. Priced at $2,700, they are very active swimmers,
which make them fun to watch in an aquarium as they zip from one side to the other. They are named after their coloring, a dusky
greyish black with bright yellow accents. Number 8. This super rare fish goes for as high as $5,000
when available. Found in the waters of Australia, it’s very
difficult to catch darting out of the shelter of rocks only for food and quickly darting
back. They prefer live food like ghost shrimp and
plenty of rocks to hide under, but if given proper conditions, it will display itself
adequately for onlookers. Its vivid stripes and colors make it a gorgeous
addition to any aquarium. Number 7. This stunning fish is almost never available
for purchase, so when it is, collectors clamor for it paying upwards of $6,000. It’s a deep water fish, presenting many challenges
in collecting it, including the need for the divers to rise slowly to allow decompression
not only for themselves but for the specimens they collected. Very few are found in shallow enough waters
that allow them to be caught. Juvenile groupers coloration tends to differ
drastically from that of full grown adults. The juvenile Neptune Grouper displays brilliant
shades of yellow and orange, while the adult displays a brilliant pink coloration with
bright yellow bands. Number 6. One of the smallest members of the grouper
family, these fish are found in both the Pacific and Atlantic. Although hardy, and able to adapt to captivity,
it’s rare to see this fish for sale. They have to be collected using a deep-sea
submersible craft, which accounts for the exorbitant price tag of $8,000. This little fish is very shy in captivity
as well as in the wild so even though you may shell out some hefty clams for this golden
beauty, you may not see it all that often in your tank. Number 5. This cute little guy goes for as much as $10,000. Its name comes from the funny blade-like dorsal
fin. Found mostly in the Caribbean with coloring
ranges from vivid orange to white. Quirky with a good deal of personality, this
fish is definitely on collector’s lists due to its rarity. It only reaches a size of approximately 1.5
inches and is considered a deep water reef fish, which accounts for the difficulty in
collecting specimens. Imagine finding something so tiny, so deep
down and then having to catch it? It’s no surprise that seeing these fish for
sale is a rare occurrence. Number 4. Collectors have offered as much as $30,000
for this very exotic fish. In 2012, there was only one available for
public viewing. It was found at the Waikiki Aquarium having
been captured by a Smithsonian Institute research expedition. It’s a deep water fish, which accounts for
the rareness of encountering these beautiful fish. The average diver does not go to those depths. The fish is striking with stripes of red and
white hence its name. Since 2012 they have been in high demand by
private collectors wishing to add something rare and exotic to their aquariums. Number 3. This particular fish has a unique genetic
mutation on the front of its head causing it to look u-shaped instead of round, which
is normal for rays. Currently it’s one of the most expensive aquarium
fish in Taiwan with a price tag of $100,000. Interestingly enough this particular stingray
would never be able to survive in the wild as it can’t hunt the shellfish it eats with
its misshapen head. In captivity, it must be fed from hand to
survive. Number 2. Platinum arowana has a value of approximately
$400,000. It is so valuable that a micro ID chip is
implanted into it before it reaches sexual maturity to help identify and authenticate
it. The color is the result of a very rare genetic
mutation. In captivity they require at least a 300 gallon
tank with plenty of live food such as crickets and worms. They can reach a size of about 35 inches and
they can live for more than 50 years. They are intelligent with the ability to recognize
individuals and they can be trained to be hand-fed. Number 1. A piece of art, some of these fish can be
worth Millions. A 76-cm (30-in) long ginrin showa koi, which
won supreme championship in nationwide Japanese koi shows in 1976, 1977, 1979 and 1980, was
sold two years later for 17 million yen (then $80,000). In today’s currency, that value is around
$2.2 million. In March 1986 this ornamental carp was acquired
by Derry Evans (UK), owner of the Kent Koi Centre near Sevenoaks, Kent, UK for an undisclosed
sum, but the 15-year-old fish died five months later. It has since been stuffed and mounted to preserve
its beauty.

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