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(Field and Stream)   Minnesota officials NOT happy to find gold in Grace Chain of Lakes   (fieldandstream.com) divider line
    More: Misc, Minnesota, Goldfish, pounds of goldfish, native fish, discovery of goldfish, Aquarium, live transport, natural predators  
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2021-12-07 6:17:08 PM  
That explains that river of housecats heading toward Minnesota
 
2021-12-07 8:42:38 PM  
I noted the part where he said the goldfish go anaerobic and break down sugar into alcohol and live on that under the ice.  Drunken goldfish under the lakes has an appealing sound.
 
2021-12-07 10:15:29 PM  
Like N.Y. sewergators.
 
2021-12-07 11:25:13 PM  
Aww. Poor, cutey goldfish.

/starts reeling in slowly
 
2021-12-07 11:27:46 PM  

Chenopod: I noted the part where he said the goldfish go anaerobic and break down sugar into alcohol and live on that under the ice.  Drunken goldfish under the lakes has an appealing sound.


Big deal. We do that in Canada every January.
 
2021-12-07 11:30:27 PM  
 
2021-12-07 11:31:22 PM  
They also captured and tagged 500 goldfish with transponders to collect data on fish movements to better understand the fish and formulate a plan for their removal

They've got some nice budgets there.
 
2021-12-07 11:33:58 PM  
they just live off sugars and produce alcohol

What's their Fark handle?
 
2021-12-07 11:38:14 PM  
I can't wait to begin my supervillain career by putting goldfish in every major US watershed! Mwahahaha.
 
2021-12-07 11:44:38 PM  
"Do you expect me to talk?"

"No, Mr. Bond. I expect you to fish!"
 
2021-12-07 11:50:41 PM  
Not just pet owners releasing them, some bait shops sell them, and it's a lot of people willing to raise these things in their backyards as pets, till a flood arrive.
/Small goldfish to a predatory fish is like a young NBA star to a gold digger
 
2021-12-07 11:55:44 PM  

Billy Liar: That explains that river of housecats heading toward Minnesota


IT'S A TRAP!
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2021-12-07 11:58:00 PM  
Back in the seventies and eighties we had foot long goldfish by the thousands.zoo offered a nickel a head bounty, we brought so many trashcans full of fish that they limited us to 3 cans a week.

The demise of the carp was brought about by reintroduction of the osprey and bald eagle, bright orange fish make a great target for the clumsiest of birds.
 
2021-12-08 12:42:00 AM  
Uh, your fish are dead.

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2021-12-08 12:53:56 AM  
You know how I know that Catfish aren't native to those lakes? If they were all the goldfish smaller than about 2 pounds would be gone in about 3 hours. We had a catfish that was the size of a minnow when we caught him in a cup and by the time we released him a few years later was half as long as the 20 gallon aquarium and ate a dozen goldfish a week.
 
2021-12-08 12:57:26 AM  
what 5,000 pounds of goldfish might look like-

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2021-12-08 1:05:48 AM  
Obligatory... Don't set your alligator free into the sewer (or flush down the toilet).
 
2021-12-08 3:10:53 AM  
Carp a diem.
 
2021-12-08 5:15:08 AM  
They produce Alcohol to survive the winter, big mistake in MN.  I foresee  a new MN Ice fishing festival "Catch your legal limit" Mondays headline deadliest fishing tournament in MN history.    Just how many until you are over .08 I can see it now, have you been drinking sir?  Nope just came from an all you can eat goldfish night, hiccup!
 
2021-12-08 5:28:44 AM  
<csb> I remember when the DNR did a carp census/cull on our lake (eastern MN) in the winter - cut a big hole in the ice and hauled up whatever they could catch with a net, threw back the good fish and just tossed the carp on the ice - it was quite the event. Amazed at how many fish there were, but mostly by the carp - there were some of them that were bigger than my sister. </csb>
 
2021-12-08 7:44:40 AM  

Odin's Other Eye: <csb> I remember when the DNR did a carp census/cull on our lake (eastern MN) in the winter - cut a big hole in the ice and hauled up whatever they could catch with a net, threw back the good fish and just tossed the carp on the ice - it was quite the event. Amazed at how many fish there were, but mostly by the carp - there were some of them that were bigger than my sister. </csb>


In some parts of the world, that's considered Christmas dinner.
 
2021-12-08 8:39:26 AM  
Well thats 2267.962 kilograms and gold is worth 57,311.52 per kilogram so those guys just pulled about 130 million dollars out of that lake, They RICH!
 
2021-12-08 8:49:05 AM  

Mouser: Odin's Other Eye: <csb> I remember when the DNR did a carp census/cull on our lake (eastern MN) in the winter - cut a big hole in the ice and hauled up whatever they could catch with a net, threw back the good fish and just tossed the carp on the ice - it was quite the event. Amazed at how many fish there were, but mostly by the carp - there were some of them that were bigger than my sister. </csb>

In some parts of the world, that's considered Christmas dinner.


My sister?!
 
2021-12-08 9:37:16 AM  
This only happens in screwed up city lakes.  If the lake in question was outside of the city, predators like herons, pelicans, mergansers would arrive, and feast until the goldfish were tough to find.  and, if it was not a city lake, the odds are northern pike, walleyes, and catfish would eat them, too.
 
2021-12-08 1:19:25 PM  

Chenopod: I noted the part where he said the goldfish go anaerobic and break down sugar into alcohol and live on that under the ice.  Drunken goldfish under the lakes has an appealing sound.


Anaerobic animals?  More stuff I didn't learn about in high school biology.

/Honest, it was a decent biology class.  But there is so much, including cool stuff that was discovered after I left high school.
//We had only five kingdoms back then.  I only heard about domains later.
 
2021-12-08 9:14:09 PM  
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Of course it would be next to the rich-people golf course.
 
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