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Up to $300,000 fish
For some wealthy elite in Asia, a new status symbol is the pet fish. Specifically, the colorfully-scaled arowana, aka the dragon fish, which can grow to three feet and are thought to bring luck. Young ones go for just $300, but an adult albino could go for $70,000 and some have been said to reach the $300,000 mark. “At fish beauty pageants,” CNBC reports, “armed guards escort the rare breeds.” [CNBC]
*All credit to Richard Pryor for this line, originally about cocaine.