December 16, 2018

Belle Isle Aquarium vandalized; fish found dead

About 60 fish were found dead this morning in the Belle Isle Aquarium, apparently poisoned, according to broadcast news reports.

Volunteers also found a half-empty bottle of bleach, according to Channel 7. The dead fish were gourami, tilapia and catfish.

“Fish that had been in these tanks were all dead. Water was really white,” volunteer Adam Duke told Channel 4.

According to postings on the aquarium’s Facebook page, volunteers held a Thursday fundraiser and had been cleaning the building for the weekend to coincide with the Grand Prix race on the island. The building closed in 2005