The $80,000 Aquarium Fish
To be accurate, the guy was offered $80,000 for his fish, but he turned it down. Who knew the aquarium scene was getting so ritzy?
The fish that's getting all the attention, and is considered by some to be the most expensive aquarium fish in the world, is a 15" platinum arowana owned by a breeder in Singapore named Aro Dynasty (what a name!). The fish is completely white -- not albino pink -- but white, without a single fleck of color anywhere. Arowanas are not usually so pricey, but this platinum-colored mutation is extremely rare. And just in case you were interested, Dynasty has implied that he is not necessarily looking for an offer higher than $80,000, as the fish is now "off the market."
Off the $80,000 market? Wow, that fish must have a great personality.