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London Zoo quest to save endangered fish

Posted at 1:30 pm, May 15, 2013 in News
London Zoo news

Look lively, fish fans: London Zoo have sent out a worldwide appeal to find a female mate for the last two publicly collected Mangarahara cichlid fish. The team at ZSL London Zoo are adamant to find a way to keep the Mangarahara cichlid race going strong, calling the little guys ‘Beautifully ugly’. Although the zoo already boasts two of the rare aquatic critters, they are both male, and with no Mangarahara cichlid Adoption Scheme yet readily available, the call has been made to track down a female before the species get more lost than Nemo ever did.

The creator of the aquarium Brian Zimmerman said: ‘We are urgently appealing to anyone who owns or knows someone who may own these critically endangered fish, which are silver in colour with an orange-tipped tail, so that we can start a breeding programme here at the Zoo to bring them back from the brink of extinction.’

So if you’ve seen any around floating about in your local pond, get in touch at fishappeal@zsl.org. Any time, any plaice. 

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