This paper will discuss the history of the most expensive fish in the world, Marlin.
The first recorded sale of a marlin occurred in 1635, when it was sold for £10 to a Dutch merchant, who refused to pay more than that.
The marlin is also known as “the king of game fish.” It is a large ray-finned fish with dorsal and anal fins that run from head to tail and other distinguishing features that allow it to catch prey underwater. The average weight for an adult Marlin is 225–250 kg (500-550 lbs) while they can reach weight up to 600 kg (1300 lbs).
What Makes a Fish an “Expensive” Fish?
When you shop for fish in a market, the retailer will always tell you which fish is the most expensive. But is that because it’s the best fish or just the most expensive one?
The answer lies somewhere in between. The term “expensive” can be subjective and depend on your personal preference.
Fish are graded according to their size, type, and quality. For example, there are smaller-sized fish that can be more expensive than larger ones with higher quality.
Having said all these let’s now look at the most expensive fish in the world and they are as follows:
Neptune Grouper Fish – $6,000
Neptune is a grouper fish that has been sold for about $6,000 per kilogram. Its rarity and rather large size makes it a prized catch for fishing enthusiasts.
The rarity of the Grouper fish makes it so that one would need to know what they are doing in order to catch them. These fish are mainly found in the Gulf of Mexico and off the coast of Panama.
Neptune fish doesn’t have any distinct features other than its size which is usually between 16-26 inches, with some as small as 12 inches. While most fish found in this species are pink or red, Neptune’s color ranges from yellow to greenish-blue with dark blue patches on its fins and tail.
Neptune Grouper Fish is one of the most expensive fish in the world. They are also known as a grouper fish, ocean perch, and sea perch. Despite their high price tag, they are popular among seafood lovers all over the world.
Neptune grouper fish are popular seafood in the world, despite their high price tag. They are known for their deep red color and large size. These fish have a mild flavor and can be cooked in many ways.
Australian Flathead Perch – $5,000
The Australian Flathead Perch is a type of fish that is a popular game fish in Australia and New Zealand. It is also known as the “Australian Black Bass”. The fish can grow to be up to 50 centimeters long.
The price of the Australian Flathead Perch has been increasing every year since 1981, when an individual caught one for $3,000. In 2008, it was auctioned off for $97,000. The price continued to increase and reached its peak in 2010 at $1 million. It then dropped to $50,000 in 2016 and now remains around that value because of overfishing.
Wrought Iron Butterflyfish – $2,700
The Wrought Iron Butterflyfish, also known as the Damselfish, is a popular aquarium fish. It is not venomous and has a lifespan of around 14 years.
Most people know that the Wrought Iron Butterflyfish is expensive but few may know why it sells for so much. The reason is because of its unique pattern. It has an orange body with black lines going down the side and several black spots scattered across it’s body.
The Wrought Iron Butterflyfish was originally found in deep waters near the Galapagos Islands, which makes them tough to catch. Even though they are difficult to find and typically sell for a high price due to their scarcity and rarity, they still have many other uses outside of their sale price.
Clarion Angelfish – $2,500
The angelfish is an expensive fish that can be purchased for $2,500. It is a tropical marine fish that comes with an impressive color pattern and a long lifespan of up to 30 years.
A similar fish, the zebra danio fish, is currently on sale for $1.99. The zebra danio are freshwater fish that comes in red, orange and yellow varieties. The angelfish is a freshwater tropical marine fish that comes in three colors: black, blue and yellow.
The Clarion Angelfish is one of the most beautiful and popular species in the aquarium market. This species has been sold at more than $2,500 since it was discovered by scientists in 2013.
The Clarion Angelfish is a popular choice for aquarium owners because its color pattern is vibrant and attractive.
Bladefin Basslet – $10,000
The Bladefin Basslet fish was purchased by a man on the African island of Zanzibar in July 2017.
The fish cost the man $10,000 and it appears that some people are willing to pay up to $100,000 for this unique species.
As this article states, there is no one valid reason why someone would want to purchase a Bladefin Basslet fish. Some people might just want the novelty; others might want to use them as a pet. Some might also be looking for breeding opportunities with other Bladefin Basslets.
Basslet fish are unique types of fish that have been discovered in the waters off Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
In an effort to replenish the depleted reef, Australian authorities have introduced a plan to bring these rare fish back by farming them in captivity.
The $10,000 price tag for a single Basslet is expected to bring more people into the world of aquaculture.
Peppermint Angelfish – $30,000
This fish actually cost a whopping $30,000.
Once upon a time, there was a fish who lived in the deep blue sea. He was alone and felt lonely, as he did not know how to swim or even breathe air. One day, out of the corner of his eye he saw something moving in the distance. A little closer and he could see it was another fish. But this one seemed different – she looked like an angelfish!
This is where the story begins!
It turns out that this little angelfish had been gifted with the ability to breath air from her mother before she died. She then passed on her ability by giving eggs to other unsuspecting parents who were looking for some new babies to raise at their home aquariums.
The Platinum Arowana-$300,000
There are many rare and expensive animals in the world. Some of these animals include the Arowana fish, which can reach $300,000 in value. With their high value, these fish are bred for personal pleasure and profit. However, not all Arowanas are created equal, some species may have a naturally aggressive personality.
Our list of the most expensive aquarium fish reveals interesting picks for that special someone or a little second home for those who want something a bit more exotic.