GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The moment movie fans have waited for, “Finding Dory” is officially in theaters.
Movie sales are not the only thing skyrocketing.
Local pet stores are preparing for the rush of young people wanting to have the famed character as a pet.
Dory is a blue hippo tang fish. In the movie, her character is sweet and forgetful.
The tang fish can grow to be almost one foot and eats vegetation along with mice.
Braxton Squires with Petco has worked with saltwater fish for eight years. He said the salt water fish is pretty to look at, but not something to bring home.
“Blue hippos are not a well fish to put in a home aquarium and it’s just because it’s hard to match the ocean, and you can’t get the natural environment in your reef tanks,” he said.
There are smaller and different-colored tang fish available that are more appropriate to have at home.