BURNSVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Officers in Minnesota say they’re discovering extra large goldfish in waterways, prompting a plea to residents to cease illegally dumping their undesirable fish into ponds and lakes.
The goldfish, which might develop to the dimensions of a soccer, compete with native species for meals and enhance algae in lakes.
Burnsville officers discovered 10 fish in Keller Lake earlier this month whereas doing a water high quality survey. Eighteen extra fish had been discovered Monday. Some had been 18 inches lengthy and weighed about 4 kilos.
Burnsville issued a plea on Twitter, saying: “Please don’t launch your pet goldfish into ponds and lakes!”
Please do not launch your pet goldfish into ponds and lakes! They develop greater than you assume and contribute to poor water high quality by mucking up the underside sediments and uprooting vegetation.
Teams of those massive goldfish had been lately present in Keller Lake. pic.twitter.com/Zmya2Ql1E2
— Metropolis of Burnsville (@BurnsvilleMN) July 9, 2021
The massive goldfish are being captured and killed.
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