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Thierry Henry's $400,000 aquarium and other fish (tank) stories
by Paul Kennedy, February 21st, 2012 7:54PM

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[OFF THE POST] Thierry Henry has unveiled plans to rebuild his north London house. They include plans for a four-story fish tank that will cost $400,000 to build. The 5,500-gallon aquarium will cost almost $19,000 a year to maintain. The fish food alone will cost about $4,000. He is only one of many celebrity fish tank owners.

Henry built his mansion in 1999 at a cost of $9 million and plans on turning it into a larger property.

The fish tank -- 15 feet long and 3 feet wide -- will stretch all four stories -- 40 feet.

Irish international Stephen Ireland spent almost $160,000 on his fish tank in his $8 million mansion.

Other EPL stars who have lavish fish tanks include Joe Hart and Micah Richards.

Celebrity fish tank owners include Madonna, Mariah Carey, Sandra Bullock, Jim Carrey and Ivana Trump.

Perhaps the most famous fish tank owner of television fame was Wee-Bey Brice of "The Wire."

One of the most memorable scenes of Season 1 came when Wee-Bey, the Barksdale gang's hitman, takes D'Angelo Barksdale to a dark house.

Young D'Angelo is convinced Wee-Bay is going to knock him off for differences he has with his uncle and starts crying as Wee-Bay leads him into a darkened room. But Wee-Bay turns on the lights to show off ... a room full of fish tanks.

"These are my Tetras ...," Wee-Bay tells D'Angelo, naming them one by one. "You got Kimmy, Alex, Aubrey, and Jezebel in here somewhere."

Wee-Bay wants D'Angelo to take care of them while he's on the lam for the shooting of a police officer.



1 comment
  1. Ron Crowley
    commented on: February 22, 2012 at 8:21 a.m.
    I'm not a religious guy, but I'm hoping there's a heaven that Thierry Henry can't get into because he's going to spend the fans' money that he gets on that rather than helping some child with cancer or hunger.


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