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It's raining fish!

By Leonard Ho - Posted Aug 06, 2012 08:00 AM
Imagine sitting under a shady tree minding your own business ... when suddenly a big fish comes crashing down from the treetops. This is no big fish tale; A midas cichlid really did fall out of a cedar tree in North Vancouver, Canada.
It's raining fish!

"Lucky" the midas sky-fish with Lynda Taylor (left) and her friend Cindy Wilkinson (Don't worry ... he's currently in a bigger tank)

Air-Mailed Live Fish, Canada-style!

Jan Bailey observed a big golden fish mysteriously falling from their backyard cedar tree.  When her husband went out to investigate the strange occurrence, he discovered something even more bizarre; The fish - a large 25cm (10 inch) midas cichlid - was still alive!  The Baileys quickly placed the fish in a water and contacted their friend Lynda Taylor (an aquarist), who is currently tending for the fish in a 30 gallon aquarium while they attempt to to locate the owner of this heaven-sent cichlid affectionately named "Lucky."

How might this have happened?  The popular theory is a large bird such as a heron snatched the pet fish but accidentally dropped its meal in flight.  The tree likely broke the cichlid's fall, allowing it to survive the harrowing experience.

So if you're looking for your lost midas cichlid, there are Canadian women you should talk to.

[via Leader-Post /North Shore News]

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.


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