Rare Aquarium Fish


By definition rare aquarium fish should be hard to find.
What better place to track down that exclusive aquarium specimen than on the internet? On this page you can read about the qualities of rare fish and browse a selection available to buy.

What Makes A Fish Rare?


How rare a fish is has it's origins in supply and demand along with how difficult specimens are to reproduce. Fish rarity often works in a cycle where breeders concentrate on lucrative species until the market demand is met and the price begins to drop.

Other fish are rare because they are only recently introduced to the fish trade. Some breeders that produce a new variety will try to limit the ability to other breeders. This is often done by releasing only one of the two sexes for sale.

Why People Choose Rare Fish


Rare fish are preferred by the fish owner with a passion for the exotic. The fishkeeper with an eye for the unusual will tend to select their aquarium contents from the rarer varieties on offer. Others buy them to breed with in the hope that they can also sell the rare species before the market is saturated. Some people seek out rare fish in an effort to preserve those species that are in danger of extinction within the fish trade or their native environment.

Rare Fish For Sale


If you buy rare fish from the below listings you will be choosing from current eBay auctions where the seller has described the fish as being rare.

2 Rare Metriaclima Glaucos kanjindo at 2"+ unsexed"african cichlids 2 Rare Metriaclima Glaucos kanjindo at 2"+ unsexed"african cichlids
$16.00
African cichlid..Authentic African rift valley lake rocks.Vintage rare speciums! African cichlid..Authentic African rift valley lake rocks.Vintage rare speciums!
$47.00
Metriaclima Zebra Chiofu F-1 Male at 3 inches"Rare'Mbuna'African cichlids Metriaclima Zebra Chiofu F-1 Male at 3 inches"Rare'Mbuna'African cichlids
$16.00
(1) 2.5" Banded Silver Dollar Metynnis fasciatus live freshwater tropical RARE (1) 2.5" Banded Silver Dollar Metynnis fasciatus live freshwater tropical RARE
$40.00
Rare Tiger Stripe SIlver Dollar (Mytennis fasciatus) Live Tropical Fish Rare Tiger Stripe SIlver Dollar (Mytennis fasciatus) Live Tropical Fish
$129.99
*** RARE..!! MP GOLDEN RED 9.9 KING KAMFA FLOWERHORN,  AROWANA *** *** RARE..!! MP GOLDEN RED 9.9 KING KAMFA FLOWERHORN, AROWANA ***
$550.00
1 OF A KIND SUPER RARE EXOTIC  HYBRID CLARION ANGELFISH SALTWATER FISH 1 OF A KIND SUPER RARE EXOTIC HYBRID CLARION ANGELFISH SALTWATER FISH
$4,999.99
$6,500.00
LIVE Extremely Rare Dr. Seuss Soapfish (Belonoperca pylei) LIVE Extremely Rare Dr. Seuss Soapfish (Belonoperca pylei)
$5,000.00
Rare 1953  Exotic Aquarium Fishes: A Work of General Reference by William Innes Rare 1953 Exotic Aquarium Fishes: A Work of General Reference by William Innes
$24.99
$32.98
Golden Pleco Pleco L014 SHOW SIZE *IMPRESSIVE & RARE* Golden Pleco Pleco L014 SHOW SIZE *IMPRESSIVE & RARE*
$349.00
$499.99
12 Eggs of Rivulus sp. Bakhuis «SUR 2010-03» (Rare Killifish) 12 Eggs of Rivulus sp. Bakhuis «SUR 2010-03» (Rare Killifish)
$1.63
(4) 4" Railway Barb Acrossocheilus fasciatus RARE live freshwater tropical fish (4) 4" Railway Barb Acrossocheilus fasciatus RARE live freshwater tropical fish
$70.00
(1) MD WILD Angelfish Pterophyllum scalare Rare Colombia live fresh tropical (1) MD WILD Angelfish Pterophyllum scalare Rare Colombia live fresh tropical
$25.00
Vintage 1969 Sea Horse Corral by UMI INC,  UNUSED in original box,  RARE! Vintage 1969 Sea Horse Corral by UMI INC, UNUSED in original box, RARE!
$75.00
20+ Eggs of Laimosemion rectocaudatus «Peru CI 2014» (Rare Killifish) 20+ Eggs of Laimosemion rectocaudatus «Peru CI 2014» (Rare Killifish)
$5.01
*** RARE BABY PLATINUM LEICHARDTI  AROWANA *** *** RARE BABY PLATINUM LEICHARDTI AROWANA ***
$350.00
*** RARE..!! 3 BAR GOLDEN DATNOID TIGER FISH, FLOWERHORN,  AROWANA *** *** RARE..!! 3 BAR GOLDEN DATNOID TIGER FISH, FLOWERHORN, AROWANA ***
$150.00
Rare Albino Labidochromis Caeruleus Electric Yellow Lab Malawi African Cichlid Rare Albino Labidochromis Caeruleus Electric Yellow Lab Malawi African Cichlid
$13.99
$19.99
Rare F1 Lepidiolamprologus Hecqui Tanganyikan shell dweller show cichlid Rare F1 Lepidiolamprologus Hecqui Tanganyikan shell dweller show cichlid
$25.99
$35.99
Metriaclima Zebra "Gold Breast" (Male) at 2.5 to 3 inches "Rare"african cichlids Metriaclima Zebra "Gold Breast" (Male) at 2.5 to 3 inches "Rare"african cichlids
$15.00
Red Fin Pleco - Hypostomus Laplatae - Rare Plecostomus - FREE S&H! Red Fin Pleco - Hypostomus Laplatae - Rare Plecostomus - FREE S&H!
$24.99