December 11, 2017

Aquarium Dumping Linked To Giant Tahoe Goldfish

You’re going to need a bigger fishbowl.

Scientists searching for invasive species in Lake Tahoe scooped up a bright orange goldfish measuring nearly a foot and a half long and weighing more than 4 pounds, according to the website Live Science. (You can see it here.)

Environmental scientist Sudeep Chandra says a survey has uncovered a “nice corner” of the lake where about 15 other giant goldfish were living, apparently after being dumped there by aquarium owners.

Finding that many domestic goldfish (scientific name Carassius auratus) in one place is “an indication that they were schooling and spawning,” Chandra tells Live Science.

Source: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/02/22/172713455/aquarium-dumping-linked-to-giant-tahoe-goldfish?ft=1&f=1007