Rehoming crisis for Sussex society

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The Mid-Sussex Aquarist Society has been contacted by a worryingly large number of fishkeepers this year, who are looking to re-home their fish. Can you help?

After their successful show in April with about 250 entries and members of various clubs attending including Sheaf Valley, Port Talbot, Southend, Stroud and Corby, there was an issue of 20 or so large goldfish that Mid Sussex Aquarist Society were asked to rehome.

Since then Clive Walker the chairman at the Mid Sussex society says he has been contacted seven or eight times with requests to rehome fish. Last week it was a pond of 50 goldfish and today is was two 25cm/10" piranha.

Clive commented: "I was wondering if the economic climate was causing an increase in people giving up with larger tropicals, (both lots of goldfish rehoming are due to elderly people being unable to maintain them). Is anyone out there hearing anything similar?"

If you can help to rehome any fish, please get in contact with Clive. Email: [email protected], or visit the Mid-Sussex Aquarist Society website.

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