The pub goldfish that swims upside down!August 8th, 2008 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
London , Aug 8 (ANI): A pub Down Under is drawing large number of people, not because it is serving free alcohol, but due to the antics of the bar landlords pet fish it swims upside down.
The fish, named Aussie, has floated around with its white belly pointing upwards and its eyes staring down for the past four years down.
Customers at the Globe Inn, in Lympstone near Exeter , Devon , spend hours watching the fish and joke that it must be drunk.
Landlord Liam Matthews, 53, bought the goldfish in 2004 from a pet shop.
He says that it has become a tourist attraction since then and says it has since become a tourist attraction.
Fish experts claim that Aussie swims with her ventral side up because it has a rare problem with its swimming bladder- but she doesnt seem to be in distress.
“When I bought it Aussie she was swimming normally but six months later she was swimming about upside down. We”ve had her checked out and she’’s in good health - I suppose she just likes to see the world from that point of view, the Telegraph quoted Matthews, as saying.
He added: “She seems happy enough - as far as you can tell with a fish. She enjoys swimming about that way and has always swum upside down. She swims quite fast. She is very fit and she eats her food upside down. (ANI)
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