Maybe they had a glitch in the electric eels.
The lights are back on after Coney Island’s New York Aquarium lost power for a few hours on Aug. 24.
Electricity went out at the aquarium Sunday afternoon, forcing the venerable aquatic zoo to close early and rely on emergency life-support systems to keep its residents in good health, a spokeswoman said.
“All life-support systems are functioning and animals have not been affected,” aquarium officials said in a press release.
Electricity returned to the 14-acre fish bowl at 3 pm Sunday, and the attraction opened as scheduled on Aug. 25, a spokeswoman said.
An equipment failure on the aquarium’s end caused the outage, according to a Con Edison spokesman.
Aquarium officials would not say what caused the outage.