American Twitter Account Warns People Not To Release Their Pet Goldfish Into Lakes
In a recent Twitter post by an American account, City of Burnsville (@BurnsvilleMN), it was brought to light that people have been dumping their pet goldfish into a lake in the U.S. and the effect is concerning. Not only did the fishes come out the size of 2 hands, these goldfishes are also contributing to poor water quality by mucking up the bottom sediments and uprooting plants in the lake.
Please don't release your pet goldfish into ponds and lakes! They grow bigger than you think and contribute to poor water quality by mucking up the bottom sediments and uprooting plants. Groups of these large goldfish were recently found in Keller Lake. pic.twitter.com/Zmya2Ql1E2 — City of Burnsville (@BurnsvilleMN) July 9, 2021
The Twitter user warns people not to release goldfishes into ponds and lakes, as they were recently found in Keller Lake. These fishes can cause major disruption to the ecosystem while also being pretty difficult to get rid of as they reproduce and dominate the native species. Surprisingly, American isn’t the only country with this problem. Countries like Germany and the United Kingdoms also faced the same problem!
Back in 2010, a teenager in the UK found a 2.2kg, 41 cm long goldfish in a lake while in Germany, a big school of goldfish was found starving out native species in the ponds and lakes. Please don’t produce giant goldfishes and destroy the ecosystem while dumping a responsibility that you do not want anymore.