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    Post football-size goldfish are taking over..

    People dumped their pets into lakes and now football-size goldfish are taking over..


    The invasion begins innocently enough: A goldfish paddles the secluded waters of an at-home aquarium, minding its own business, disturbing no native habitats. The real trouble comes later, when the human who put it there decides it’s time for a change. Not wanting to hurt the fish, but not wanting to keep it either, the pet’s owner decides to release it into a local lake, pond or waterway. That decision, experts say, is well-meaning but misguided — and potentially harmful.


    Officials in Burnsville, a city about 15 miles south of Minneapolis, demonstrated why late last week, when they shared photographs of several massive goldfish that were recovered from a local lake. The discarded pets can swell and wreak havoc, the city warned.


    “Please don’t release your pet goldfish into ponds and lakes!” the city wrote in a Twitter post, which had been liked and retweeted more than 15,000 times Sunday night. “They grow bigger than you think and contribute to poor water quality by mucking up the bottom sediments and uprooting plants.”
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    https://toronto.citynews.ca/2020/05/...akes-or-ponds/


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    Quote Originally Posted by DGUtley View Post
    People dumped their pets into lakes and now football-size goldfish are taking over..


    The invasion begins innocently enough: A goldfish paddles the secluded waters of an at-home aquarium, minding its own business, disturbing no native habitats. The real trouble comes later, when the human who put it there decides it’s time for a change. Not wanting to hurt the fish, but not wanting to keep it either, the pet’s owner decides to release it into a local lake, pond or waterway. That decision, experts say, is well-meaning but misguided — and potentially harmful.


    Officials in Burnsville, a city about 15 miles south of Minneapolis, demonstrated why late last week, when they shared photographs of several massive goldfish that were recovered from a local lake. The discarded pets can swell and wreak havoc, the city warned.


    “Please don’t release your pet goldfish into ponds and lakes!” the city wrote in a Twitter post, which had been liked and retweeted more than 15,000 times Sunday night. “They grow bigger than you think and contribute to poor water quality by mucking up the bottom sediments and uprooting plants.”
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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/scien...fish-invasive/


    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...8EAL9by4lu29ew
    My neighbor's very large pond (more of a small lake) has giant Koi fish that a previous owner placed there over 20 years ago. Some of them are probably close to three feet long. They sometimes leave a small wake when swimming near the surface. The long dark fish are algae eaters like you also see in aquariums.

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    They could use them for hazing.

    All you have to do pledge is swallow a goldfish whole, then you are in.

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    @HawkTheSlayer They have a recipe for everything down in your neck of the woods. Any advice?
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    Quote Originally Posted by carolina73 View Post
    They could use them for hazing.

    All you have to do pledge is swallow a goldfish whole, then you are in.
    Harris first!!!!!!!


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    I know I'm going to hell for that................lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by stjames1_53 View Post
    @HawkTheSlayer They have a recipe for everything down in your neck of the woods. Any advice?
    Filet and fry!
    Carp, (Buffalo, goldfish included, koi) are rather bony in general. Best used for bait or in pet food formulas.
    But carp is delicious( don't know about the silver, jumping, Asian Carp) if you know how to prepare it

    So is Goo! Gaspergou, that is. It's bony but delicious.
    When i was a kid , my grandma used to slow bake it in the oven with tomato sauce .
    She would cook a little rice and and when the fish was done, plate the rice in individual serving bowls and spoon the tomato-fish gravy over the rice and just flake the cooked fish off the bone and top the plate with boneless fish.

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