Monster-sized goldfish are taking over an Alberta city

Workers have dipped nets and a naturally occurring chemical into a stormwater retention pond near Edmonton in a bid to kill thousands of unwanted goldfish that have made the water body home.

Officials say the aquatic invaders are the result of goldfish reproducing after people released their unwanted pets into the wild or flushed them down the toilet.

Leah Kongsrude, St. Albert’s environment director, says she’s seen captured goldfish up to 30 centimeters in length, compared to ones sold by pet stores that measure only about two centimeters.

LINK (via: The National Post)

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