The oldest aquarium fish – level 1

02-02-2022 15:00

Methuselah is a fish. It lives in an aquarium in San Francisco, US. Methuselah is the name of a very old person in the Bible.

This fish is around 90 years old. Scientists say that it is the oldest aquarium fish in the world. They bring it from Australia to the US in 1938. The fish is 1.2 meters long. It weighs around 18 kilograms. It eats other fish.

The fish has both lungs and gills. There are few of this fish in the sea. Scientists say that it is the animal between fish and amphibians. An amphibian is an animal which lives on land and in water, too. For example, it is a frog.

Difficult words: aquarium (a glass container in which fish and other animals live, and people have it in homes), lung (one of two body parts with which people and other animals breathe), gill (a body part with which fish breathe).

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