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Sunrise Hogfish up for auction

By Leonard Ho - Posted Sep 19, 2011 01:40 PM
Do you remember Advanced Aquarist reporting on a pair of Bodianus sanguineus offered for sale by Nebraska Aquatic Supply? One specimen is now being auctioned off on eBay.


The eBay description states:

The Bodianus sanguineus is among one of the rarest fish in the aquarium trade. Until about 10 years ago there existed only one image of a live specimen taken from a deepwater submersible at over 600 feet. The sunrise hogfish, Bodianus sanguineus is a resident of very deep Hawaiian reefs.  This fish is nearly 5" long and looks awesome, we have had it for a couple weeks and he is eating great and doing wonderful. You are bidding on a very rare but hardy fish. Because of the rarity of this fish it will only be shipped overnite first delivery, however if you live within 500 miles of my location I will personally deliver the fish to make sure it gets to you as quick as possible.

Link to the one-day eBay listing. Keep in mind Nebraska Aquatic Supply's in-store asking price is $4,500, so the reserve is probably very high.

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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