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  • Goldfish Are Threatening a Whole Colorado Lake Ecosystem (truncated)

    04/07/2015 11:33:21 AM PDT · by dware · 51 replies
    GMA via Yahoo! ^ | 04.07.2015 | AVIANNE TAN
    Colorado wildlife officials say they believe someone dumped four to five pet goldfish in a Boulder lake about two years ago, and they have now multiplied to over 3,000 to 4,000 fish.
  • Bury the Goldfish (Humor Break)

    01/28/2014 6:01:04 PM PST · by VRW Conspirator · 3 replies
    YouTube-Channelbee ^ | 10/06/2008 | NoIdea
    He spits out his coffee! Video at the linkee.
  • (Giant) Goldfish influx threatens to cloud pristine Lake Tahoe waters

    02/22/2013 11:47:37 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2/22/13 | Laila Kearney | Reuters
    VALLEJO, California (Reuters) - Giant goldfish have mysteriously found their way into the famously crystalline waters of Lake Tahoe, the nation's second-deepest lake, alarming researchers and raising questions about the invasive species' long-term effects. Goldfish weighing as much as 4 pounds and measuring up to a 1-1/2 feet in length have recently been caught in Tahoe, which straddles the California-Nevada border, and scientists say the influx threatens native species while posing a potential waste pollution problem. "These fish are competing with the native fish, and that's a big part of the problem," said Heather Segale, spokeswoman for the Tahoe Environmental...
  • Michigan Fisherman Hooks 3-Pound, 15-Inch Long Goldfish (PHOTO)

    01/20/2013 10:30:39 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    NYDN ^ | Saturday, January 19 | Michael Walsh
    Michigan fisherman hooks 3-pound, 15-inch long goldfish Mike Martin caught the large goldfish while ice fishing at Lake St. Clair in Michigan. He says he plans to eventually mount the catch, which has become an international sensation. Mike Martin, 25, set out onto the icy surface of Lake St. Clair, a freshwater lake between Michigan and Ontario, on Jan. 11. The temperature was beginning to rise and there was a feeling in the air that it might be his last ice fishing opportunity for a while. He cut a circle in the ice and dropped his line into the familiar...
  • San Francisco Communists… er… City Gov Bans Pet Fish?

    06/16/2011 2:40:16 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies · 1+ views ^ | June 17, 2011 | Eric Odom
    First the bay city decided we American’s just shouldn’t be able to decide matters such as circumcision. We shouldn’t have to worry about decisions like that since we have a brilliant and all knowing government to think for us.Now San Francisco is taking things a step further by possibly relieving the American’s that live within its limits of the terrible right to purchase a pet goldfish. San Francisco’s Animal Control and Welfare Commission is recommending that the City ban the sale of goldfish, tropical fish and guppies in its borders, according to Matier and Ross.The recommendation to the San Francisco...
  • San Francisco Mulls Goldfish Ban

    06/16/2011 4:42:34 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies ^ | June 16, 2011 | Sajid Farooq
    First kittens, then puppies and hamsters and now goldfish? San Francisco's Animal Control and Welfare Commission is recommending that the City ban the sale of goldfish, tropical fish and guppies in its borders, according to Matier and Ross. The recommendation to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors is part of the commission's ongoing efforts to discourage "impulse buys" of animals.
  • SF Animal Control Commission seeks ban on goldfish

    06/15/2011 11:31:29 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 22 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/15/11 | Matier and Ross
    San Francisco's ever-active Animal Control and Welfare Commission has renewed its push for a pet sale ban in the city - only this time, it even covers goldfish. The idea is to put the squeeze on puppy and kitten mills that supply pet stores, and to discourage "impulse buys" of hamsters and other small pets that often wind up being dumped at shelters. But goldfish, guppies and tropical fish?
  • Complaints end goldfish racing at Washington state bar

    04/23/2011 2:09:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 57 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/23/11 | AP
    TACOMA, Wash. -- The weekly gold fish races at a Tacoma bar are canceled after it received complaints from animal rights activists. Every Tuesday night the Harmon Tap Room would feature races in which cheap feeder fish from a pet store were "raced" down two 8-foot troughs. Racers guided the fish with squirt bottles.
  • Goldfish survives 7 hours out of water

    03/25/2010 5:44:15 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 30 replies · 1,235+ views
    upi ^ | March. 25, 2010
    A British woman said her 13-year-old goldfish survived for seven hours out of water after she removed him from his tank because she thought he was dead. Carol Norris, 44, of Cambridge, England, said the goldfish, Mr. Fish, was floating at the top of his tank at his 7 a.m. feeding time so she wrapped him in tissue paper and placed him in the empty bathtub to protect the fish's remains from falling prey to the family cats, The Daily Telegraph reported Thursday. Norris said she returned from shopping with her partner, Darren Bradnick, 40, at about 2 p.m. and...
  • Scientists breed see-through goldfish with visible heart, brain, organs: report

    12/30/2009 11:57:51 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 759+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 12/30/09 | NICOLE CARTER
    Scientists breed see-through goldfish with visible heart, brain, organs: report BY NICOLE CARTER DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Wednesday, December 30th 2009, 2:43 PM A photo released by Mie University shows the see-through 'ryukin' goldfish, whose beating heart can be seen through translucent scales and skin. A see-through goldfish created by Japanese scientists may be a humane alternative to dissection, as well as a unique pet, the London Daily Mail reports. The new transparent breed of fish, whose heart, brain and other organs are visible through its scales and skin, is the first of its kind, according to the Mail. "You...
  • Circle of Life - My Goldfish Died

    11/05/2009 5:45:32 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 46 replies · 2,928+ views
    Over the years I've had many fish tanks. More recently I had to "settle" for goldfish because of exigent circumstances. Got a couple of "junk fish" from Wal-Mart and a used an old 30 gal tank. These hearty goldfish thrived and lived literally through fire and ice storms. I named them Franny and Zooey. They thrived and grew and "loved" each other. On occasion they developed "Ick" - Ichthyophthirius multifiliis, a single-celled parasite also known as Ich. Treatment with medications always solved the infection. A few days ago Ich raised it's ugly head and, despite "heroic" efforts short of CRP,...
  • Carbon Pawprints (Save The Earth -Eat Your Pet)

    10/23/2009 4:42:51 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 48 replies · 2,753+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | Ocyober 23, 2009 | IBD Editorial Staff
    Environmentalism: As polls show belief in global warming is dropping, a new study suggests that dogs and cats, like people, are a plague upon the earth. They say people should have edible pets. Here, kitty, kitty. A new Pew Research Center study conducted Sept. 30-Oct. 4 says the number of Americans who think there's solid evidence the average temperature on earth has been getting warmer over the past few decades has plummeted from 71% in April 2008 to 57% today. Over the same period, there's been a comparable decline in the proportion of Americans who say global temperatures are rising...
  • Pasadena police find goldfish fried, others eaten

    09/30/2009 4:17:19 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 21 replies · 1,979+ views
    chron ^ | Sept. 30, 2009
    PASADENA, Texas — A Houston-area woman apparently burned up at her former common-law husband fried their pet goldfish and ate some of them. Pasadena police say it's a civil matter and no charges will be filed. The seven goldfish were purchased together by the couple during happier times.
  • Cops: Woman Eats Ex's Goldfish After Spat

    09/30/2009 12:02:30 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 31 replies · 860+ views
    APReport ^ | September 30, 2009
    Cops: Woman Eats Ex's Goldfish After Spat Fight over jewelry leads to untimely demise in frying pan for seven pet fish Sept . 30, 2009 PASADENA, Texas - Authorities say a Houston-area woman who was burned up at her former common-law husband fried their pet goldfish and ate some of them. Pasadena police say it's a civil matter and no charges will be filed. The seven goldfish were purchased together by the couple during happier times. Police spokesman Vance Mitchell says the man reported on Saturday that the woman took the goldfish from his apartment.
  • Houston Woman Fries and Eats Pet Goldfish After Fight With Husband

    09/30/2009 7:49:50 AM PDT · by Joiseydude · 84 replies · 2,201+ views
    FoxNews ^ | September 30, 2009
    PASADENA, Texas — Authorities say a Houston-area woman who was burned up at her former common-law husband fried their pet goldfish and ate some of them. Mitchell says the two argued earlier about some jewelry the man had given her but took back. She wanted the jewelry returned. Officers who were dispatched to the woman's home arrived to find four fried goldfish on a plate. The woman said she already ate the other three.
  • Pepperidge Farm Sweetens Up The Grocery Aisle With New Goldfish(R) Grahams

    04/06/2009 5:50:23 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 28 replies · 999+ views
    foxbusiness ^ | March 30, 2009
    Pepperidge Farm is pleased to announce a delicious, new addition to the Goldfish line of baked snack crackers with the launch of Goldfish smiling snacks that are satisfyingly sweet. Ideal for lunch boxes or on the go, Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Grahams are sure to please moms and kids alike. Goldfish Grahams are made with whole grains and contain no artificial preservatives. Goldfish Grahams are available in three popular flavors: Honey, Chocolate and Cinnamon. With the addition of these tasty new flavors, Pepperidge Farm now offers consumers thirteen different flavors of Goldfish crackers including Cheddar, Cheddar Made with Whole Grain, and...
  • Listen Up Goldie

    03/10/2009 9:50:33 AM PDT · by Revski · 285+ views
    You Tube ^ | 3/10/09 | Revski
    Gold fish inspiration!
  • Japanese scientists use goldfish to screen for freshwater pollution

    12/18/2008 7:49:18 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 12 replies · 542+ views
    mongabay ^ | December, 17, 2008
    Coal miners used canaries to warn them of noxious gases for generations. Today's substitute may be the everyday goldfish: it can act as an aquatic canary to warn scientists when something bad is brewing in the waters, according to new research.
  • Do dying fish in Lincoln Park pond feel pain?

    11/07/2008 4:23:09 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 24 replies · 1,391+ views
    This would be a dreary day to be a fish in Lincoln Park's South Pond, what with the poison in the water and the sight of hundreds of your fish colleagues slowly floating to the surface. So if you're reading this, be thankful you're not a black crappie or a largemouth bass. But, for the sake of those that went belly up on Friday to make way for a $12 million pond restoration project, ponder for a moment this age-old question: Do fish feel pain?
  • Slashdot examines Princess Nudelman the Dead Goldfish

    10/22/2008 8:43:28 AM PDT · by KayEyeDoubleDee · 6 replies · 872+ views
    Slashdot ^ | Tuesday October 21, 2008 @ 03:32PM | samzenpus
    This is really odd, and the weird thing about it is that it ran on something called "". I'm not exactly certain what "" really is - in theory, it's supposed to be a dumping ground for junk stories - although I have often wondered whether it might actually be some sort of an ongoing steganographic experiment, kinda like that old Google mystery billboard campaign. In general, you can't even see the stories at "idle": Instead, you have to find them at the raw search engine: So most people don't even know that "idle" exists. And I don't...
  • Dead goldfish offered the vote in Illinois

    10/21/2008 9:25:43 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 888+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/21/08 | Carla K. Johnson - ap
    CHICAGO – The only "agent of change" Princess ever supported was the person who freshened the water in her fishbowl. So election officials in Chicago's northern suburbs want to know why voter registration material was sent to the dead goldfish. "I am just stunned at the level of people compromising the integrity of the voting process," said Lake County Clerk Willard Helander, a Republican, who said she has spotted problems with nearly 1,000 voter registrations this year. Beth Nudelman, who owned the fish, said Princess may have landed on a mailing list because the family once filled in the pet's...
  • Little Antonio Found Dead in Tank (LA Times Goldfish dies in Newsroom LA Riverwater)

    06/26/2006 4:50:50 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 22 replies · 504+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 26, 2006 | Steve Hymon
    Little Antonio, a goldfish made almost famous by living over 111 days in water from the Los Angeles River, was found dead in his tank in the newsroom at 1:58 a.m. Monday. He was believed to be about five months old. The cause of death was undetermined, according to a website editor who made the sad but perhaps inevitable discovery.
  • Florence (AL) church agrees to ban swallowing of live goldfish

    10/27/2005 2:48:31 AM PDT · by Inge_CAV · 29 replies · 500+ views ^ | 10,26,2005 | UNKNOWN, AP
    FLORENCE, Ala. The First Assembly of God Church has agreed to discontinue its practice of swallowing live goldfish as part of its Fear Factor ministry. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has asked for a ban on the practice.
  • Wild, Wild World of Animal Rights(Abortion is okay, but we cannot tolerate prize fish and blue cows)

    01/25/2005 2:18:45 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 438+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 1/25/2005 | Christopher Orlet
    Twelve years ago, the Liberal British MP Lord Alton quit the House of Commons largely because his party supported abortion on demand, but opposed the use of goldfish as fairground prizes. The depravity of the situation was too much even for a liberal parliamentarian. The lord resigned forthwith. The goldfish controversy was back the other week as the ruling Labour Party considered a ban on animals as competition prizes. After an intense debate that must have resembled a Monty Python skit, ministers decided that with elections coming up they would look very silly indeed if they pressed for the goldfish...
  • Urgent Warning for Goldfish Lovers

    11/06/2004 6:03:08 PM PST · by AndyPH · 17 replies · 735+ views
    Goldfish disease - Arafatitis: Parasitic infection (origin uncertain). Symptoms: Uncontrollable lip movements, Gasping for Air, Loss of memory (especially for long numbers), Appetite for younger specimens (male), Compulsive Lying and Extreme belligerence Symtoms may improve momentarily with media attention or administration of copious UN resolutions but the condition can be expected to deteriorate. Actual death is notoriously difficult to ascertain. May appear to recover completely during terminal stages. Some eminent French enthusiasts believe the infected specimen should be removed from habitat and given intensive therapy in a sympathetic environment but there is a tendency for others in the shoal to...
  • Italian town outlaws goldfish bowls

    07/25/2004 4:25:01 PM PDT · by aculeus · 12 replies · 1,431+ views
    The Australian ^ | July 26, 2004 | Agence France Presse
    ROME: Monza, a Northern Italian city best known for its Formula 1 Grand Prix, has become the first place in Italy to ban pet owners from keeping their goldfish in bowls, the council said on Friday. The town council passed a ruling "on the treatment of domestic animals, which will go into effect in a fortnight", council official Giampietro Mosca told AFP. The text, acknowleged as "avant-garde" by its backer, bans the sale of coloured chicks at fairs, the use of small animals as competition prizes as well as outlawing goldfish bowls. "A fish kept in a bowl has a...
  • Goldfish catching superstar netted in cheating scandal

    08/29/2003 6:46:17 AM PDT · by dighton · 20 replies · 3,307+ views
    Mainichi Shimbun ^ | 08/29/2003
    YAMATOKORIYAMA, Nara -- A corrupt superstar has rocked the foundations of the National Goldfish Dipper Catching Federation after he was caught cheating during the fledgling sport’s recent national championship.The 53-year-old Saitama Prefecture man who has dominated the sport since it was first organized nationally almost a decade ago was stripped of the team title he won and banned from goldfish dipper competitions for life after he admitted to using a net dipper he had secreted away instead of the officially sanctioned rice paper type.A competitor who videotaped the national record holder during the 9th National Ladle Goldfish Catching Championship to...
  • Have funfair goldfish had their chips? (Activists say it's cruel to put fish in baggies)

    07/07/2003 3:55:21 PM PDT · by mhking · 23 replies · 313+ views
    LONDON (Reuters) - Funfairs could come under pressure this summer to scrap the age-old tradition of giving away goldfish as prizes because the practice is seen as cruel. Reuters Photo Winning a goldfish in a plastic bag, as synonymous with funfairs as candy floss and a ride on the dodgems, may be on the way out if the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has its way. "We would like to see the end of goldfish in little plastic bags," a spokeswoman for the animal welfare group said on Monday. "The fish can suffer stress and can...