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The Sad State of Live Fishtanks in Chinatown

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The Sad State of Live Fishtanks in Chinatown

Lindsay B. | May 30, 2002 08:57 PM

I'm visiting Vancouver this week. Even the cheapest Chinese restaurants have clean tanks with healthy-looking fish. The fishtanks of Boston's Chinatown are disgusting by comparison, even at the more expensive restaurants. Has anyone else noticed this? Dirty water, fish with sores and missing eyes, three or four species crammed into the same tank. I've even seen some sketchy tanks at Jumbo Seafood and the Peach Farm (though the latter is usually pretty good about keeping their tanks clean). Are there any health laws that govern live tanks in Boston?

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