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Video of Golden Basslet! One of four new videos from Blue Harbor.

By Leonard Ho - Posted May 28, 2011 08:00 PM
It was a matter of time before videos of the ultra-expensive Golden Basslet (Liopropoma aberrans) surfaced. As we've reported, this fish is currently being sold on consignment by AquaTouch (USA), but it's whereabouts was uncertain. It now appears the fish is in Japan, and Blue Harbor has posted a short video of the only specimen ever offered for sale.


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

Liopropoma aberrans | There is currently a bidding war for this Golden Basslet (the current bid is in excess of $8,999.00).  This is the first time this species has entered the aquarium trade.  Read the Jeboehlkia gladifer entry to learn a little bit about the collection history of these two specimens - and beyond rarity, why these two species command such high prices.

Also making a cameo in the video are two other incredibly rare (and expensive) fish: A deep water Caribbean Bullisichthys caribbaeus (in the holding tank behind the L.aberrans) and a big Hawaiian Odontanthias fuscipinnis patrolling below it.  Blue Harbor never fails to amaze me with the selection of "holy grail" species very few hobbyists ever get to see in their lifetimes.

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.


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