December 10, 2018

Luciano: Aquarium owner thinks tropical tank was poisoned

Who is mean enough to want fishes to sleep with the fishes?

The murderous plot sounds weird, but it’s true. Someone slipped a mickey into a massive pet-shop tank, almost killing $10,000 worth of tropical fish and coral reef. But a quick rescue effort saved most of the colorful creatures.

“Who knows why someone would do something like this,” says Charles Traynor III, owner of Aquarium Obsessions, 600 McKinley Ave. “It was a devious deed.”

Traynor, 34, has worked with aquariums and sea life for 14 years. He opened his shop about a year ago. In the middle stands a 700-gallon, 16-foot-long tank,