Colorado has a Goldfish Problem

Thousands of Goldfish in the pond

No, that was not a munchies pun (although it could be). Apparently a CU Boulder student tried to ditch their goldfish in a nearby pond, figuring that nature would take its course, and they were right. However, nature’s course involved lots and lots of babies. 

“A handful of goldfish dumped into a Colorado lake, evidently by a pet owner years ago, have reproduced and thousands of the non-native fish now threaten indigenous aquatic species, state wildlife officials said on Friday. Rangers in Boulder County last month detected teeming schools of the goldfish in a semi-rural lake, Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill said. The pet fish, a form of carp not native to North America, now number between 3,000 and 4,000 and state biologists are reviewing the best way to remove the invasive species, she said. “We could use electrofishing or end up draining the lake,” Churchill said.”


Yet another reason why CSU is better. To read the whole article, click here.