The World's Most Expensive Fish Tank

By on May 30, 2012 in ArticlesEntertainment

Want to see the Most Expensive Fish Tank in the world? Fish collecting is a hobby that doesn't require much money. Fish food is cheap, and so are (some) fish. All you need is a glass bowl, some marbles, and tap water, and you've got the makings of a rudimentary aquarium that won't kill your bank account. But, as you have probably guessed, that's not what we're here to discuss today. At the exact opposite of the spectrum is The Aquavista Dinosaur Gold, the most expensive fish tank in the world.

How much does the most expensive fish tank (or maybe "aquarium" would be a better term) cost? Produced in a very limited edition of only three aquariums, the Dinosaur Gold has a price tag of $4.8 million. That doesn't include the fish or the water, by the way.

Both of the main reasons why the Dinosaur Gold is so expensive are right there in the name: It's made out of 24-carat gold (in a fairly massive quantity, mind you) with a veneer on each side made from both a T-Rex bone and a Woolly Mammoth. You read that right: As if the gold body weren't pricey enough, these aquariums are made from the bones of a Tyrannosaurus Rex and the tusks of a Woolly Mammoth. So not only is it a fish tank, it's an exhibit worthy of the Museum of Natural History.

The company behind this bizarre item is Stuart Hughes of Liverpool, who specialize in ridiculously upscale items like this one. So, if you'd like to check it out, just click the gallery below for some pictures of the Aquavista Dinosaur Gold, the most expensive aquarium on the planet. Maybe you could put it in your kitchen, next to the toaster – just remember that the $4.8 million asking price doesn't include installation.

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