Goldfish: Family Pet or Great Lakes Menace?

CLEVELAND, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – Ever think that the little goldfish up on your mantel could be a menace to the environment?

Researchers say they can become big goldfish, and that’s a problem when they end up in Lake Erie.

That’s where the Journal of Great Lakes Research says they can uproot plants and contribute to the algal blooms that are a problem on the lake.

The advice?

Don’t release aquarium fish into any open waters.