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Aquarium Weans Hefty Fish Off Chocolate Diet

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Aquarium Weans Hefty Fish Off Chocolate Diet

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Aquarium Weans Hefty Fish Off Chocolate Diet

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A London aquarium recently acquired a fish that had outgrown its home tank. The exotic fish called Gary weighs 9 pounds, possibly because his previous owners raised him on a strict diet of chocolate. The staff managed to wean the fish off his chocolate habit by feeding him Kit-Kats crushed in fruit.

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A London aquarium recently acquired a fish that had outgrown its home tank. At nine pounds, the exotic fish called Gary was quite corpulent, possibly because his previous owners raised him on a strict diet of chocolate. The staff managed to wean the fish off his chocolate habit by feeding him Kit Kats crushed in fruit. A staff member told the Sun tabloid the chocolate didn't really hurt Gary, but she wouldn't recommend feeding fish confectionary.

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