Feral Goldfish Netted in Sullivan Lake

Date: 1/8/2013

A joint operation between agencies and iwi targeted dozens of goldfish in Whakatane’s Sullivan Lake, New Zealand.
All of the fish caught appeared to be feral goldfish which may have got into the lake through people disposing of the contents of home fish tanks. In the lake environment they grow bigger than the domestic variety confined in a bowl, and compete with other species for food.

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