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Re: NFC: Goldfish chase trout away

Sally Johnson wrote:

> This lake is man made is, it s a dammed river, but the river flows
> thhrough the Gila national forest and given the problems there they may
> not allow posion becasue it will also take out what is down stream.  I
> think it will be several years befor anything is done becasue of the
> buracray need to get any thing done, given all the agencies involved.  But
> some thing needs to be done.   I believe that it could be people not
> wantin to kill thier goldfish so they relaeased them.  we have a pond on
> the University campus and when they drained it a few years ago you would
> not beileve the number of goldfish bowls in the pond, evidently people
> just dropped the bowl and the fish in not even thinking.  Since they
> drained the pond 4 years ago, the pond is already completely full of huge
> goldfish,  they have been spawning because in the summer you can see
> little ones with the big ones.  All it takes are two fish, one male, one
> female to casue a population explosion of exotic fishes.
> Sally
> On Thu, 17 Jun 1999 Phylesis at aol_com wrote:
> > Not being a proponent of chemicals as a viable solution to exotic removal
> > primarily because it often destroys much more of the eco-system than the
> > single targeted fish.
> > Is the lake natural or manmade?.   How about introducing some large predators
> > that wouldn't interfere with the trout populations. If there are any.  I also
> > think the idea of small predators to control the fry is not a bad idea, just
> > use natives. The best recipe for goldfish I can come with  involves a blender
> > and icecube tray.  : )
> >
> ~~Sally Johnson~~~~~~~www.unm.edu/~sbuna~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> It's smegging stupid. Two grown men on unicycles belting a beach ball up
> and down the corridor...with french loaves.
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  On this goldfish problem. Is there a wholesaler of tropical fish in the area? You
could approach him about buying the fish. Might make a little money off the
goldies. Just a thought. Back to lurking.

  A Fish addict,