One of the most photographed fish at Aquarama 2007 is also one of the show’s most expensive – a platinum arowana with a mortgage-inducing price tag.
The fish is an Osteoglossum species from South America, rather than the usual Scleropages from Asia, and is owned by Singapore-based Dragon fish breeder Aro Dynasty.
Unlike most Osteoglossum, this mutant is virtually white with virtually no other colours present, not even on the dorsal surface.
It was recently offered for sale to prospective buyers by a UK arowana importer for more than Â£200,000.
However, Aro Dynasty told Practical Fishkeeping Online that the fish is no longer on the market.
It confirmed that it turned down S$80,000/Â£26,376 for the fish a few years ago.