A $300,000 pet fish is god’s way of saying you have too much money*

From 538 Significant Digits:

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.

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