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In an effort to combat a pesky parasite that was harming the tanks, the Texas State Aquarium accidentally killed nearly 100 fish. This is very rare and upsetting incident. The parasitic flat worms in the tank were resistant to other treatments, so on Monday the Aquarium introduced a new medicine into the ‘Islands of Steel’ and ‘flower garden’ exhibit tank. The medicine killed all of the fish except for two. Many sharks also perished. It is not clear what chemical medicine was used in the tank, but the Aquarium has stated that it was a new medicine but one that was commonly used in the industry without adverse effects. This is truly a very sad incident. Currently, the Aquarium is offering discounted ticket prices to keep visitors coming to the Aquarium despite the losses. MORE

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