BY JOHNNY LIEU
1 DAY AGO
You may think dumping goldfish into a river is a harmless act, but in reality the fish can become destructively big.
Researchers from the Centre of Fish and Fisheries at Murdoch University have been trying to control goldfish for 12 years in the Vasse River, located in the southwest of Western Australia.
An invasive species, the goldfish is causing havoc for native fish and its surrounding ecosystem, which is why Stephen Beatty and his fellow researchers spent a year studying the little-known movement patterns of the goldfish in the wild. The results of the study, now concluded, has been published in a paper in the journal, Ecology of Freshwater Fish.