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.

*** RARE..!! 3 BAR GOLDEN DATNOID TIGER FISH, FLOWERHORN,  AROWANA *** *** RARE..!! 3 BAR GOLDEN DATNOID TIGER FISH, FLOWERHORN, AROWANA ***
$150.00
Pseudotropheus Minutus "very rare" F-1 Pair 1M, 1F at 2+inches"african cichlids" Pseudotropheus Minutus "very rare" F-1 Pair 1M, 1F at 2+inches"african cichlids"
$30.00
Labeodotropheus fulleborni O.B Katale"Rare Marmalade red top"african cichlids Labeodotropheus fulleborni O.B Katale"Rare Marmalade red top"african cichlids
$65.00
Red Fin Pleco - Hypostomus Laplatae - Rare Plecostomus - FREE S&H! Red Fin Pleco - Hypostomus Laplatae - Rare Plecostomus - FREE S&H!
$24.99
Red Fin Pleco - Hypostomus Laplatae - Rare Plecostomus - FREE S&H! Red Fin Pleco - Hypostomus Laplatae - Rare Plecostomus - FREE S&H!
$42.99
Red Fin Pleco - Hypostomus Laplatae - Rare Plecostomus - FREE S&H! Red Fin Pleco - Hypostomus Laplatae - Rare Plecostomus - FREE S&H!
$53.99
Red Fin Pleco - Hypostomus Laplatae - Rare Plecostomus - FREE S&H! Red Fin Pleco - Hypostomus Laplatae - Rare Plecostomus - FREE S&H!
$49.99
(4) 1.25" Corydoras weitzmani Two Saddle Cory RARE live freshwater tropical fish (4) 1.25" Corydoras weitzmani Two Saddle Cory RARE live freshwater tropical fish
$42.00
(1) .75-1" Geophagus aripuana tank raised live freshwater tropical cichlid RARE (1) .75-1" Geophagus aripuana tank raised live freshwater tropical cichlid RARE
$30.00
(1) XL WILD Angelfish Pterophyllum scalare Rare Peru live freshwater tropical (1) XL WILD Angelfish Pterophyllum scalare Rare Peru live freshwater tropical
$35.00
(6) 2.5-3" Walker's Barb Barbus walkeri RARE Live freshwater Tropical Fish easy (6) 2.5-3" Walker's Barb Barbus walkeri RARE Live freshwater Tropical Fish easy
$45.00
(1) 2.5" Red Fin Silver Shark Cyclocheilichthys janthochir RARE live tropical (1) 2.5" Red Fin Silver Shark Cyclocheilichthys janthochir RARE live tropical
$25.00
Rare F1 Lepidiolamprologus Hecqui Tanganyikan shell dweller show cichlid Rare F1 Lepidiolamprologus Hecqui Tanganyikan shell dweller show cichlid
$32.99
$42.99
2 Cynotilapia afra Cobue Albino"Very Rare"1 4inch Fry"african cichlids" 2 Cynotilapia afra Cobue Albino"Very Rare"1 4inch Fry"african cichlids"
$30.00
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
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
RARE Red Titanic Pleco L273 MEDIUM *STUNNIING* RARE Red Titanic Pleco L273 MEDIUM *STUNNIING*
$179.95
$239.95
*** RARE..!! MP GOLDEN RED 9.9 KING KAMFA FLOWERHORN,  AROWANA *** *** RARE..!! MP GOLDEN RED 9.9 KING KAMFA FLOWERHORN, AROWANA ***
$550.00
Rare F1Gephyrochromis lawsi Young Male Malawi African Cichlid Rare F1Gephyrochromis lawsi Young Male Malawi African Cichlid
$24.99
$32.99
Rare F1 Malawi Sand Diver Fossochromis Rostratus African Cichlid Rare F1 Malawi Sand Diver Fossochromis Rostratus African Cichlid
$27.99
Golden Pleco Pleco L014 SHOW SIZE *IMPRESSIVE & RARE* Golden Pleco Pleco L014 SHOW SIZE *IMPRESSIVE & RARE*
$349.99
$499.99