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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

UK : Tesco temporarily withdraws aquarium

Let's talk about the toy safety for... fishes !

A tiny novelty aquarium offered for sale on the Tesco Direct website is to be temporarily withdrawn from sale following complaints made by Practical Fishkeeping.

The "Office Fish Tank", which measures just 18 x 16 x 13cm, was marketed by Tesco Direct as being suitable for "guppies, goldfish and tetras" but is provided with no filter or heater and is too small to accommodate either item of equipment. Care advice suggested that the "tank rinses off and refills under the tap."

With a volume of less than 4 litres, Practical Fishkeeping believes the aquarium is entirely unsuitable for fishkeeping.

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