Happy ending for abandoned fish

Goldfish found in Roquetas pool re-homed in Tabernas animal sanctuary

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Arco director Hermann Schleich with aquarium director José Maria Fernández unloading the fish

By Emma Randle

About 100 goldfish have been given a new home in a reptile rescue centre in Tabernas after they were rescued from a lake that had almost completely dried up.

Arco, a charitable foundation specialising in the rescue of turtles, tortoises and reptiles was able to re-house the fish in one of its pools, after residents alerted Roquetas Aquarium to their plight.

They were struggling to survive in a pool in the Ribera de la Algaida park area where other species, such as eels, had already been rescued by the regional environment department.

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