The Hotel Charleroi Airport in Gosselies in Belgium will rent out goldfish to its guests in an effort to relieve loneliness. The fish can be rented for about $4 a night.
The hotel’s manager David Dillen spoke out about the practice.
“We started a few years ago. The idea was to surprise our guests, as we always try to do. It’s brilliant to see how people react to it. They smile, they take pictures to put on social media. We rent a few fish per week.”
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Amidst the concerns that some people have over whether the fish are being properly taken of, the hotel assures that they are.
“They also have a big fish-tank in the housekeeping department, with a shelter, oxygen and plants. When we think it’s necessary, we put them there for a few days.”