HOME may no longer be the dance floor of a Bournemouth nightclub.

But the beat goes on for two tropical catfish and a giant gourami as they settle into more sedate surroundings further along the coast.

After spending ten years in a massive tubular tank at Toko, surrounded by clubbers dancing the night away, the fish have been moved to Brighton Sea Life Centre.

Marine expert Kerry Perkins said: “They were at the club for so long they obviously grew accustomed to the heavy bass and steady beat of dance music.

“They can now look forward to a much quieter life in a 7,000 litre tank, along with other species from the same part of the world, but we thought they should be acclimatised gradually.”

So for an hour each evening, during their two-week spell in quarantine, they will be played a random selection of chart-busters.

Toko manager Matt Nickol said the three were the largest occupants of the club’s fish tanks and would be missed by both staff and patrons.

Their circular fish tank and two others have all had to go as the club undergoes major refurbishment work.

Matt added: “We found takers for all the smaller fish with no difficulty but we thought we might struggle with the three big ones. I’m delighted that Brighton Sea Life Centre stepped in and offered them the perfect new home.”

The biggest of the bunch, a red tailed freshwater catfish, could eventually grow to four feet long.

Sea Life boss Max Leviston said: “In one way it’s quite fitting to be accommodating fish from a well known music venue.

“The Sea Life Centre building used to house the famous Florida Rooms; a concert room frequented by the likes of The Who back in the 60s.”