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Swedish authorities order nightclub to turn down volume ... for the sake of the fish!

By Leonard Ho - Posted Aug 07, 2013 10:00 AM
The Swedish news agency TT/The Local.se reports a County Administrative Board ordered a nightclub in Gothenburg, Sweden to turn down their music because measurements found the club was exposing tropical cichilds to high decibels deemed unhealthy for the fish.
Swedish authorities order nightclub to turn down volume ... for the sake of the fish!

Photo by 'messycupcakes' (C.C.)

According to their laws, noise must not exceed 65 decibels if pet animals, which includes fish, are in the immediate vicinity.  Authorities claim to have measured music exceeding 100 decibels, but the club owner disputes the measurements and says the cichlids are housed in a separate room within the club away from the loud music.

We aren't aware of similar laws in North America or Asia.  For instance, take this spectacular/outrageous Manhattan (New York) nightclub:

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.

Website: http://www.advancedaquarist.com.

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