Top 10 Most Expensive Fish

First on our list is the Clarion Angelfish. This beautiful saltwater specimen primarily found off the coast of Mexico is bright orange with electric blue stripes.

Coming in at ninth place is the Wrought Iron Butterflyfish. Native to Japan, this animal is named for its unusual metallic appearance, which looks like crosshatched iron fencing.

Flathead Perch is found in the reefs of Australia and costs about $5000 to own. These perch are also known as Rainfordia opercularis.

Neptune Grouper Cephalopholis igarashiensis is known by several other names, including the garish hind, goldbar grouper, and the Japanese cod.

One of the only freshwater entries on this list is the Platinum Alligator Gar. Overfishing has decreased their habitat, so these are mostly found in the southern United States and parts of Mexico.

Like its platinum cousin, the Golden Alligator Gar costs around $7000. They usually grow to about six feet in the wild and are a bright golden yellow-orange.

Coming in at number four on the list is another animal with gold coloring, the Golden Basslet. They are found near Cuba.

Beginning our top three is the Bladefin Basslet, found in the Atlantic Ocean. This is the smallest animal on our list.

In second place is another variety of the fish which began our list, this time the Masked Angelfish. The name comes from the colored markings around their eye.

The Platinum or Asian Arowana or Scleropages formosus, sometimes incorrectly referred to as a Dragon Fish, sells for $400,000, making it far and away the most expensive fish.