Nightclub told its music is too loud for the fish

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A Swedish nightclub has been told to turn its music down for the sake of its fish.

The club in Gothenburg has several tanks containing cichlids and music regularly reaches 100 decibels.

Swedish law states that if animals are in the vicinity, the volume cannot reach more than 65 decibels for extended periods.

The County Administrative Board said the music needs to be turned down — or the club will have to install new aquariums with better noise protection. Failing that, it could lose its permit to have fish on the premises.

The owner of the nightclub claims the measurements weren't carried out properly and that the fish are in a separate room, away from the music.

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