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Giant fish looking for new home

UManitoba is trying to find a new home for Igor and his three friendly fish friends

The University of Manitoba is hoping to find new digs for some of its more slippery tenants, but at least they’re friendly.

Four potentially giant-sized fish, which were seized by the Canadian Wildlife Services during a poaching investigation in 2007, are outgrowing their tank.

The black Russian sturgeons are currently about one metre long, but they can grow up to four metres long.

The fish are renowned for producing eggs which are salted and processed before being sold as caviar.

Officials say when their caretakers open the lid of their fish tank, the docile creatures will swim up for a good petting.

The university is approaching aquariums and research study groups to find new homes for Igor and his three fishy friends.

– The Canadian Press

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