Sunday, 19 April 2015

Sharks and exotic fish die after Texas aquarium tank is treated for parasite with chemicals

Thursday 16 April 2015

Scores of fish, including three sharks, have died at an aquarium after their water was treated with a chemical to get rid of a parasite – leaving only two left.

Workers were shocked to arrive at the Texas State Aquarium yesterday morning to find that exotic fish in the Islands of Steel tank such as nurse sharks, lionfish, amberjacks and sand tiger sharks had died, or were dying – according to Kiii TV News.

It was after a chemical was used to kill a disease-carrying parasite, as reported by local channel Kris TV.

The water of the largest indoor tank at the venue, in Corpus Christi, was treated on Tuesday evening. The aquarium claims that the chemicals were used in smaller tanks without problems.

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