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Rare fish found in pond

Rare fish found in pond

A rare fish has been found in one pond in Japan following the recent tsunami.

A type of fish that was believed to have disappeared from a river in north-eastern Japan has been found in a garden pond following the recent tsunami.

According to the Mainichi Daily News, a sculpin was found by Miyako resident Toshikazu Maekawa in his small garden pond after the recent tsunami flooded his house.

The fish were believed to have become extinct in the local Onatsupe River more than 30 years ago, the newspaper reports.

Mr Maekawa told the newspaper that he believes the fish may be a lucky sign.

"I wonder if the sculpin, which has suddenly appeared, is the protective deity of our neighbourhood," he said.

He added that once the animal has grown to a larger size, he will return it to the river from which it must have come.

A number of different kinds of fish can be kept in outdoor ponds - and the animals can prove to be a focal point in a garden. Creating the right environment for them by using a good pond liner to help keep the water clean may be one way to help boost enjoyment derived from the animals.

Posted by Olivia Rose
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Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011, 4:08pm

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