Skip to comments.Goldfish Are Threatening a Whole Colorado Lake Ecosystem (truncated)
Posted on 04/07/2015 11:33:21 AM PDT by dware
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.
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Scuse me? Since when did some pissant bureaucrat become the arbiter of personal fun? I got half a mind to go out and collect me some fish for "personal fun" now. What a rotten wench.
Now they are going to tell us what we can and can’t collect for “personal fun”. Screw em.
Not a problem. Just overfeed them and they will all die. Always works for my dughter.
Put a bounty on them. It won’t take long.
HEY! I resemble that remark!
“Liberalism is the haunting fear that somebody, somewhere, is enjoying themselves.”
A couple of breeding piranha tossed in will clean up that goldfish problem in no time.
Toss in a few snakeheads and problem will be solved.
And here I thought we were the only ones who find it impossible to keep goldfish alive.
Goldfish are a species of carp, and as such, have similar predatory behavior in the presence on non-carp species. They aggressively compete for the available food, and their presence drives out other native species.
Invasive species are a problem everywhere, not just in Colorado, and it takes a while to establish a new equilibrium in the ecosystem that has been disturbed. Just look at the various invasive species that have escaped into the wild in the Florida Everglades, even the presence of alligators cannot keep them under control. Ball Pythons will even attack and consume young alligators. No match, though, for an adult bull alligator.
I remember seeing a horror movie about something like this, but I can’t remember the name.
Wait, are they edible? A new fresh water fish to catch and eat. Yum
“Toss in a few snakeheads and problem will be solved.”
I had an acquaintance who tossed some Tiger Fish in the Koi ponds at U of Cal Berkeley years ago. They no longer had a Koi problem... Lol
I sense a SyFy movie coming out of this, maybe MegaGoldfish vs.SnakePiranhahead.
So, Ms. Churchill, exactly what do you do for fun?
Though shalt not harvest the King’s fish from the King’s lakes.
Northern pike would take care of them.
Yowza! Those look like they’d put up a decent fight, at least.
Clearly the only thing that would bring this woman happiness is raining bureaucracy down on others. Say kid, you want a goldfish? Too bad!!!!
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