Although many rare fish may cost an arm and a leg, there are many unusual and rarely seen fish which can be purchased for reasonable prices. For as rare as it is, the Bali Blackstripe Basslet, Liopropoma latifasciatum is cheap at $299. This is the second specimen of this fish we have seen available and the only reason they are so cheap is because they are virtually unknown. The remaining 5 fish are excellent examples of under appreciated fish which are all priced for less than $100. #5 Yellow Scopas Tang, Zebrasoma scopas var $99. If this fish just looks like a dull yellow tang to you, then you should just move along. Not all yellow scopas tangs are created equal but this specimen is about as vibrant as we have seen them. #4Â Maldivian Bluefin Angelfish, Centropyge multispinnis $79. As with the #5 fish, not all specimens are created equal but this one is a cut above. Bluefin anglefish are fairly common but this studly male specimen shows this species in it’s full glory. #3 Pink-Streaked Wrasse, Pseudochelinops ataenia $69 Looking not unlike a miniature 6-line wrasse, the Pink-Streaked Wrasse is a wonderfully patterned little jewel. Perfect for nano tanks where a 4 or 6 line would be too large or aggressive, you might consider the other available specimen to make a pair. #2 True Sebae Clownfish, Amphiprion sebae $39. The true sebae clownfish is a rarely seen species of clownfish which is often confused with Clark’s or Polymnus clownfish. The lack of a third stripe and the solid yellow tail is unique to this species. #1 Sapphire Damselfish Pomacentrus pavo $39. At only 2″, this Sapphire Damselfish is only about half as large as it will become. This species is one of our favorite reef fish for the intricate blue pattern and a graceful yellow lyretail. All of these fine fish specimens are available now on LiveAquaria, WYSIWYG.
Jake Adams has been an avid marine aquarist since the mid 90s and has worked in the retail side of the marine aquarium trade for more than ten years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science and has been the managing editor of ReefBuilders.com since 2008. Jake is interested in every facet of the marine aquarium hobby from the concepts to the technology, rare fish to exotic corals, and his interests are well documented through a very prolific career of speaking to reef clubs and marine aquarium events, and writing articles for aquarium publications across the globe. His primary interest is in corals which Jake pursues in the aquarium hobby as well as diving the coral reefs of the world.