A Christmas seal for just $5,000
The Shedd Aquarium is offering unique Christmas gifts: wet pets. ''Say it with fish,'' the brochure says.Skip to next paragraph
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The aquarium said Monday it will offer ''adoptions'' in which donors help pay for fish feeding. Prices are based on how the fish eat annually. Fees start at $ 5 to ''adopt'' a bluegill, neon tetra, French grunt, or similar small fish. Harbor seals go for $5,000; penguins, $1,000; beluga sturgeon, $600; and moray eels, $150. ''Wet pets make ideal gifts,'' said aquarium spokeswoman Becky Barefoot. ''They don't have to be walked on cold nights. . . . And they're tax deductible."