In attendance this year’s Taiwan Aquarium Expo are some of the country’s priciest aquatic creatures, including a rare, captivity-bred Polka Dot Ray.
In this year's pet fish expo in Taiwan, many breeders and sellers brought out their best specimens to be perused by attendees.
In attendance this year were some of the country’s priciest aquatic creatures, including a rare, captivity-bred Polka Dot Ray.
The asking price for the little predator is 100 thousand dollars.
Its ancestors hail from Brazil, the only known natural environment for the polka dot ray.
What makes this one particularly unique is a sought-after mutation that occurs through special breeding.
Rather than having a flat, disc-like head like most others, the six-figure version has what’s described as a U-shaped bump in its.
So, what do you do with a hundred thousand dollar fish once you get it home?
In the case of this one, you hand feed it. The dip in its head that drives its price up also renders it incapable of foraging for its own meals, even if it doesn’t have to go any further than the bottom of its own tank.
It’s said to most enjoy a diet of seafood with an occasional nibble of worm.