An appeal by the City of Burnsville, Minnesota, says the animals ‘grows more than people realize’ and could be deteriorating local water quality
The US city of Burnsville, Minnesota, issued an official warning last Friday, 9th, asking for residents’ help to avoid overpopulation of “exotic” animals in lakes in the region. Local environmental agents believe that small fish Dorados purchased as pets have been abandoned in the area by their former owners, threatening the local biodiversity, as the animals are not native to the area. America. “Please do not leave your pet goldfish in ponds. They grow more than you think and worsen water quality,” City Hall said in a Twitter post. In the images, it is possible to see the rescued “giant animals”. Some of them measure more than two palms.
Please do not leave your pet goldfish in ponds and lakes! They get bigger than you think and contribute to poor water quality by eroding the bottom sediment and plants.
Groups of these large goldfish were recently found in Keller Lake. pic.twitter.com/Zmya2Ql1E2
— City of Burnsville (@BurnsvilleMN) 9 July 2021