But the metre-long-plus white sturgeon just didn’t look right from the beginning, floating at an angle with its nose above the surface. And now it’s gone for good. “While the sturgeon’s behaviour was initially determined to be typical for fish in new environments, it continued beyond the standard acclimation period,” said store general manager Gerry MacIntyre.
“After performing an additional examination that revealed significant internal complications, veterinarians concluded the most responsible action was to humanely euthanize the fish. While full results are still pending, the condition was unrelated to the aquarium or the care provided, and the fish likely developed the condition prior to its arrival.”
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