Fish Die In Mall Aquarium
Associated Press - Sun 07:24 AM 08/12/2012
A 65-pound catfish named Willie the Rivercat and several other fish in a 15,000-gallon aquarium at a Salina mall have died because of a high chloride level in the water.
Central Mall spokeswoman Maggie Phelps declined to say how many fish died, and she didn't know how the chloride level got so high.
Phelps says the mall was working with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism to make sure the same thing doesn't happen again.
She says the mall also will be getting new fish for the aquarium, including potentially another big catfish the public can help name.
Lights to the aquarium have been turned off and only seven fish and some turtles remained in the tank, which reopened in May after renovations.
Associated Press information from: The Salina Journal