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Goldfish Smokey settling in at home
10:00am Friday 27th September 2013 in Harwich and Manningtree News
A CELEBRITY goldfish who hit headlines around the world after surviving in a garden pond for almost two years without light or being fed is settling into his new home.
Smokey was discovered at one of five houses in West Street, Harwich, which were gutted by fire in December 2011.
He is now settling into his new tank after being reunited with his delighted owner.
Smokey was missed when the pond was cleared of fish following the blaze.
His owner, Nigel Garrett, said: “I honestly thought we had got all the fish out but we got contacted by the council to say Smokey had been discovered all this time later – it’s amazing.”