A West Virginia woman claims her fish died from eating their food.
When her 11 goldfish died a few weeks ago, Amanda Minnix thought there was something suspicious going on. She has been a fish owner for the past 13 years, and recently, she decided to switch the type of fish food she feeds her pets.
But the fish did not react well to the new food.
“Within an hour they started swimming sideways and acting really funny, and started dying. I lost 11 of them total in four hours of feeding them the fish food,” Minnix said.
She began doing research and found out that the fish food she bought was manufactured by Sergeants Pet Care Products. The company recalled some lots of Atlantis Goldfish Flake Food and Atlantis Tropical Fish Flake Food in June due to melamine being found in these specific products.
She contacted the company after matching the UPC code on her Atlantis Flake Food bottle with the recalled UPC code on Sergeants web page.
She claims melamine in the fish food killed her fish, and she simply wants other pet owners to be cautious.
The company asked Minnix to submit a claim and pictures of her dead fish.
She said her goldfish are worth an estimated $250.