Think that having fish as pets is cheap? Well it is if you’re buying goldfish or feeder fish that cost little to replace but there’s one aquarium fish that is not only very costly to replace, it’s also a very rare breed and has a very rare condition, all of which make it the most expensive aquarium fish in the world.
The fish is a platinum arowana and it is 15 inches long. It lives in Singapore, where it is owned by Aro Dynasty, a dragon fish breeder. Its right eye pulls downward and although this is a rare condition, it is not rare for the arowana breed.
However, the pure white color of this particular fish is rare, even amongst its own kind, and is considered a mutation. The fish was displayed at the Aquarama 2007 show, where it gained international attention. Shortly after the show, Aro Dynasty received an offer of $80,000 for the fish. After declining, they received another offer of 200 pounds, about $400,000 USD for the fish.
Turning that offer down as well, Aro Dynasty still maintains that the fish is not for sale. However, this rare fish is still considered to be the most expensive fish in the world.