Holy feral goldfish Batman. Just when you thought Australia’s wildlife couldn’t get more freakier, lets introduce the feral goldfish. Estuaries in Western Australia are being invades by goldfish the size of footballs. Evidently the problem is due to people flushing unwanted pets down the loo. Seems the usually freshwater fish have morphed to adapt to the saltier water (and are loving it). As a result they are chewing up vegetation and feeding on the native fish’ eggs. See ya eco system. Who knew goldfish out of their bowls could be such pests.
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You swallow a live goldfish and post it on line…that’s a banning right there….. for 5 years Nanny Stater. The dude who can’t own a fish for 5 years was also sentenced to 120 hours community service and given a $800 fine.
Pooh is either the luckiest goldfish in the world or the unluckilest, after he was found flailing around in a sewage plant in South Lanarkshire. Ah shit, the poor little mite was probably flushed down the toilet as a mercy kill but got a new leaf of life after swimming through human waste for awhile.Fortunately a sharp eyed Jake Huey, a sewage worker, spotted the goldfish looking rather out of sorts in the waste water and scooped him out of the shit. Christened Pooh, he is currently looking for a good home, preferrably somewhere away from any flush happy families.