Giant Gourami Addicted To Chips

by | Feb 28, 2014 | Fish | 0 comments

Staff at the Sea Life London Aquarium were having trouble getting one of their fish to eat.

Gerty the Gourami in his tank at the London Aquarium

Gerty the Gourami in his tank at the London Aquarium

Gerty the Gourami had recently come to the aquarium from a private owner, and the staff were baffled as to why the large fish would not eat. When the staff contacted the previous owner, it turned out he was feeding the Gourami a diet consisting of a popular British snack food, prawn flavored potato chips. It also explained why Gerty was pink, while Gourami’s are usually grey in color. Curator of the Sea Life London Aquarium, Jamie Oliver said: “Gouramis usually eat a diet of fruit and vegetation but fortunately Gerty doesn’t appear to have suffered any ill effects from her unhealthy addiction. The staff was able to get Gerty to eat grapes and bananas,with no chips allowed. MORE

Source: Mirror- Rebecca Pocklington

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    Francis is a marine biologist with an MBA and over 20 years of professional aquarium experience. Francis is the former Aquatic Development Manager at Hagen USA., makers of Fluval brand aquarium products. He co-stars on Nat Geo WILD's reality TV series Fish Tank Kings where he is the resident "Fish Geek" and was Director of Marketing at Living Color Aquariums. He is an avid explorer having visited over 45 countries and lived in 7. At 17, he was among the youngest aquarists ever hired by the Vancouver Aquarium, where he worked for 7 years. His aquatic biology experience ranges from larval fish rearing to the design, construction and operational management of renowned public aquariums around the world. Francis is currently head of marketing at the world's largest vertically integrated fish farming company.


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