Setting up an aquarium is a great hobby! ‘Get a tank’, ‘buy a fish’ and it’s all set up? Oh! Is the process so simple? No! There’s a lot more to do when it comes to setting up a freshwater aquarium. You need to choose the right tank suitable for your home, select the right fish that would survive in the environment and buy other things to create a better environment inside the tank for your swimming pets!
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Here are the rarest freshwater aquarium fishes you may consider for your aquarium!
Fishing keeping has become a well-known hobby and there are many enthusiasts who put in their efforts to set up a beautiful aquarium at home. There’s a rise in the demand for freshwater aquarium fishes over the last half-century. There are many rare and most sought-after freshwater aquarium fishes which are expensive and very rare to get it in the market.
Zebra Pleco (Hypancistrus Zebra)
This fish was recognized in the year 1990 and this rare fish originates from the Xingu river in Brazil. It’s a captive bred species that are highly prized. The common Pleco fishes are easy to get but the Zebra Pelco is expensive and they are not common. This rarest fish is easily sold for $250 USD. You won’t see this easily in common aquariums. The fish looks amazing with a toothy white background. They have sharp black stripes across the body. The vertical strips run through the shoulder, pectoral fins and just behind their eyes. It is known easily as a kind of catfish and you can see them only at the well-established aquarium and of course, experienced aquarists own it!
Imperial Flower Loach (Leptobotia Elongata)
This has a flattened head with bready eyes and it’s not similar to the typical loach! This fish can exceed up to a couple of feet or more. They are a bright golden background with dark erratic blotches. This loach is found mostly on clear and well-oxygenated parts of the Yangtze River system. This creature is under the threat due to the construction of dams on rivers which makes its survival difficult. Aquarium enthusiast who wishes to have this specimen has to set up an amazing tank for its survival. It’s a very uncommon species that needs a great captive. It costs around $225 USD. However, these are social creatures which have to be kept in groups.
Golden Gar (Atractosteus sp.)
It has a combination of yellow to orange and the fish looks stunning as it grows. These fishes are captured in the wild by fishermen. This rare freshwater aquarium fish needs a substantial appetite and needs a good filter system. This is highly dedicated to the experienced fish keeper and the cost of the fish would be around $4000 to $5000.
Here are other rare fishes with their prices
- Polka dot stringray – $100,000
- Candy Basslet – $1,000
- Golden Basslet – $8,000
- Australian Flathead Perch – $5,000
- Zebra Shovelnose catfish – $1,200
- Neptune Grouper – $6,000
- Peppermint Angelfish – $30,000
- Platinum Arowana – $400,000