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An interesting article on the world's most expensive fish

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An interesting article on the world's most expensive fish

Post by alexmtl on Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:06 pm

An interesting article on the world's most expensive fish

I came across an article on arowana. It's old but interesting, about an exclusive market that sells prize fish. I can't seem to understand the culture behind the "dragon fish" but I can relate to the obsession of keeping animals of great beauty.


https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/07/dragon-fish-most-expensive-arowana-emily-voigt/

https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/entertainment/cosmetic-surgery-for-a-pet-fish-in-singapore-this-one-is-emperor-of-the-tank

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Post by Sbenson11 on Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:39 pm

Interesting article and cool fish for sure. I have considered an Arowana tank in the past but never pulled the trigger on the idea. Part of my obsession for large fish I guess.

However I will challenge the "World's most expensive fish" claim. To purchase a Koi that is a "All Japan Grand Champion" will run you north of 7 figures US. Most times they won't ever release the sale price. The most expensive one that the price is know sold for 2.2 million US.

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Post by Fores41 on Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:32 pm

I was wondering about that if Koi had the bigger price tag. 2.2 Mill ouch that is a lot to pay for 1 fish. Only good thing is it may out live you.
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Post by l_l_l on Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:09 pm

Ahh the Arowana!
I have seen a documentary about the blackmarket of these and breeders in Asia that are really wanting to stay anonymous due to how prized they are.

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