RSS The extremely rare Flathead Perch will be offered for sale today by LiveAquaria

Discussion in 'RSS Feeds' started by MASA Admin, 31 Aug 2011.

  1. MASA Admin

    MASA Admin Moderator

    Joined:
    8 May 2007
    Posts:
    10,114
    Likes Received:
    100
    [​IMG]

    LiveAquaria has been teasing with promise of offering one of the rarest reef basslets ever documented in the aquarium hobby, the flathead perch, Rainfordia opercularis. Our first encounter with the flathead perch began with a specimen that was acquired by Matt Wandell of the Steinhart Aquarium. In just the last few months we’ve seen specimens of flathead perch being offered for sale from Japanese marine aquarium stores who sold their specimens for upwards of eight thousand dollars.


    LiveAquaria is representing the U.S. rare fish scene by finally offering up this species to American rare fish collectors, in tonight’s Divers’ Den, for $4,999. IN addition to its very unusual body shape and bold color patterns, the flathead perch has a very unique method of stalking its prey and whoever ends up with this trophy fish will surely be rewarded with a very unique reef fish species.
    Readers also viewed:

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    More...
     
  2. AdS Guest




    to hide all adverts.
  3. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    4 May 2007
    Posts:
    27,987
    Likes Received:
    780
    R35 000.00, that's insane. I wonder how much the collector got paid, $50?
     
    Last edited: 31 Aug 2011
  4. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    14 Dec 2008
    Posts:
    16,771
    Likes Received:
    582
    Location:
    Sandton
    i will take a pair :)

    it does look good though
     
  5. archiecrain

    archiecrain

    Joined:
    23 Jun 2010
    Posts:
    1,391
    Likes Received:
    59
    Location:
    Fourways
    I think it looks pretty ordinary....Thats a crap load of money for a mediocre looking fish....
     
  6. Yuri

    Yuri

    Joined:
    9 Jul 2008
    Posts:
    1,999
    Likes Received:
    22
    Location:
    Centurion
    This fish was collected in australia so the collector know what he is sailing I estimate he got $2000 AUD
     
Recent Posts