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Two videos and new photo of the $10,000 Bladefin Basslet!

By Leonard Ho - Posted May 28, 2011 08:05 PM
You didn't think Blue Harbor would shoot video of the Golden Basslet and not the Bladefin Basslet (Jeboehlkia gladifer), did you? Here are the first video documentation of the Bladefin Basslet, which recently sold for an amazing $9,999 USD.

 

Blue Harbor Video Series: Liopropoma aberrans | Jeboehlkia gladifer | Tosanoides flavofasciatus


blade2.jpgJeboehlkia gladifer | The two videos show the Bladefin Basslet in its holding cubicle -  a seemingly bold, beautiful, little fish.

According to Blue Harbor, this specimen (along with the L.aberrans) was caught at Curacao by Forrest Young (Director of Dynasty Marine, Florida) using a submersible to reach the incredible depth of 250m (800ft) depth.  Extreme deep water collection is both very expensive and risky, so the high price tag for this Bladefin Basslet isn't without merit.  While only a handful of aquarist in the world are able to purchase a fish like this, it is these people and institutions who make it possible for all of us to share in the knowledge of these discoveries.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW81KqdMJaE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiBvCdvSufI

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Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.

Website: http://www.advancedaquarist.com.

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