Keep goldfish out of lakes

Don’t dump your unwanted goldfish or other aquarium fish in outside waterbodies. While it could seem like you are giving the fish another chance at life, a dumped goldfish is not a keeper of an idea.

Goldfish crowd out native fish. As members of the carp family, goldfish are hardy creatures and will live year-round if water doesn’t freeze or lose all of its oxygen in the winter. Once goldfish get into water, it’s hard to get them out. Removal requires tracking and tracing, which is costly, and this is in addition to the cost of fixing the damage they cause. 

Call 952-563-8748 to report sightings of goldfish in local waterbodies.