Swedish nightclub told to turn down music to protect pet fish

July 30, 2013 at 2:15 PM

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, July 30 (UPI) -- Swedish authorities have ordered a nightclub to lower the volume of its music due to concerns about the safety of pet fish kept in the club.

The County Administrative Board said the nightclub in Gothenburg, which keeps cichlid fish in tanks, was found to be playing music at 100 decibels, but laws require the music to be kept at 65 decibels or lower when pet animals are in the vicinity, Swedish news agency TT/The Local.se reported Tuesday.

The board said the music must either be kept at a quieter level or the club must obtain new aquariums with better noise protection.

The owner of the nightclub said the measurements were not carried out correctly and the fish are kept in a room separate from the music to protect them.

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