The deaths of 389 fish at the Texas State Aquarium are being blamed on a mislabeled chemical container.
A statement posted Tuesday on the aquarium's Facebook page says what staff members thought was an anti-parasite drug was actually a poisonous chemical used in film processing, as a stabilizer in paint and motor fuels, and in cosmetics. That's based on preliminary lab results.
The aquarium said isn't yet revealing the source of the mislabeled chemical.
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Some aquariums and zoos have offered to send animals to help the Texas State Aquarium rebuild its collection.
Aquarium President Tom Schmid said a fund has been established to help the aquarium recover. Orion Drilling CEO Wayne Squires has pledged to match all donations up to $50,000.
The Texas State Aquarium receives no government funding.