Flushed Goldfish Prompt Invasive Species Scare In Canada
The Alberta, Canada, government plans to launch a campaign to stop the spread of invasive species after giant goldfish were found in a storm pond.By Christian Bryant | June 24, 2015
Goldfish and rabbits probably don't have much in common, but one Canadian province is comparing the reproductive abilities of the two species to describe a goldfish problem that just keeps multiplying — literally.
The Alberta, Canada, government is asking goldfish owners to refrain from tossing their fish in bodies of water or flushing them down the toilet. The warning comes after dinner plate-sized goldfish were found in an Alberta storm pond.
Alberta Environment and Parks officials are concerned these fish are reproducing in the wild because they could disrupt aquatic environments. Take for instance this goldfish invasion in Boulder, Colorado, earlier this year.