Midas cichlid found dumped in London

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A large Midas cichid has managed to make a full recovery against all the odds after it was found dying in Beckenham, Bromley.

The 30cm/12" fish was discovered freezing in its tank, which had had most of the water tipped out so that whoever dumped the fish could carry it more easily.

The cichlid was found in Aldersmead Road on December 28.

RSPCA inspector Anthony Pulfer was called to the scene and at first he thought the fish was dead, but then he realised its gills were moving.

He told Bromley Times: "It is quite appalling really. The fish was an hour or so from death."

The cichlid was taken to rescue centre Beaver Water World in Tatsfield, Kent, where managing director Stella Quayle has been caring for it.

She told us: "The fish is gorgeous — a lovely golden colour — and has recovered really well. It's very friendly and comes to the from of the glass for a 'kiss'. It doesn't have a huge hump on its head, which may mean it's a female."

If you have any information regarding the person who dumped this fish, contact the RSPCA on 0300 1238018.

If you think you might be able to offer the fish a good home, give Beaver Water World a call on 01959 577747.


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jmunroe replied the topic: Re:Midas cichlid found dumped in London

She thinks it comes to the glass to give her a kiss... I think she needs to make a vid of her sticking her lips in the tank for a kiss. To bad people do this with unwanted fish.

Go do a water change - the solution to pollution is dilution.

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OFL replied the topic: Re:Midas cichlid found dumped in London

I doubt very much whether any charges would be brought against the person who dumped it. If it perfectly legal to pull fish out of the sea and leave them flapping around on the ground until they die, somebody leaving a fish on the side of the road isn't really going to worry about getting in trouble. This is the big problem, if it was a dog then he would be in serious trouble, but when it's a fish, nobody seems to care.

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gorgoroth replied the topic: Re:Midas cichlid found dumped in London

here in belgium you would get fined for littering, just leaving "garbage" on the side of the road.
They should really bn the sale of fish that get big to people that don't have the proper knowledge.

i vote yes for a large cichlid care exam!!

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