The winning bid on a Facebook auction for a betta fish pigmented like Thailand's national flag ended at a whooping 53, 500 baht (~$1, 500 USD)! As far as we are aware, this makes it the most expensive betta fish in the world.
This betta sold for an incredible $1500USD. Photo via Kachen Worachai's Facebook page.
The Thai National Flag Breeder Kachen Worachai posted his Thai-colored plakat betta on a private Facebook betta fish auction group. On the second day of the auction, the bid already reached 10, 000 baht (~$300 USD), which surprised Kachen. Little did he know this was the tip of the icerberg. The final bid of 53, 500 baht (~$1, 500 USD) far exceeded anyone's expectations.
Beautiful as it is, this betta's coloration may be short lived. Some people (e.g.
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