(jaw hits floor)
WHERE DO I FIND THESE?
to be exact.
Actually native to N. America - Found in the FL panhandle and the parts of the surrounding states near to it.
There are also more northern isolated populations (in the afforementioned states) and also a more eastern population in FL.
So that one actually isnt as bad as the others. Very cool fish.
This thread really needs to be redefined.
I have fish that are more rare I would say than anything listed thus far - however there is a certain scope to it.
What is rare in an LFS might not be "rare" to someone who seeks oddballs.
My murray cod is critically endangered, and endemic to australia. Try that one on for size. Not even a freshwater fish in the same family in the Americas.
I have kept a handful of species of goodeid, and bred most of them.
A lot of these fish are things that are somewhat common - you just have to know where to go.
"Rarest Planted Tank Fish" might have worked slightly better - but this category is awful wide and has a whole lot of ins and outs as the dude would say.