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Massive goldfish caught in South Carolina lake

By T.K. Randall
December 9, 2020 · Comment icon 4 comments

That is one enormous fish. Image Credit: Twitter / @greenvillerec
Wildlife officials in the state have discovered a truly gargantuan goldfish weighing in at over nine pounds.
According to Greenville County Parks official Ty Houck, the gigantic goldfish was found swimming around in Oak Grove Lake Park in South Carolina during a recent fish population survey.

The survey involved using a mild electrical current to stun the lake's fish for a short period of time.

"Anyone missing their goldfish ?" Greenville County Parks wrote on Twitter. "This 9lb goldfish was found in Oak Grove Lake during some recent testing at our lakes."
"The work included electrofishing, a method of measuring the health of the fish population."

The survey ultimately revealed no sign of any other large goldfish in the lake.

Source: NBC News | Comments (4)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by glorybebe 3 years ago
People have done that here, too.  They get sick of their goldfish and let it out in the local water.   Silly peoples
Comment icon #2 Posted by blueandi 3 years ago
Better get a bigger bowl.....
Comment icon #3 Posted by Jon the frog 3 years ago
Tasty ?  
Comment icon #4 Posted by qxcontinuum 3 years ago
Gold fish is ... carp. Quite a smart fish that can grow even 20 - 30 pounds living up to 60 years. I have 11 at home. They are sold by big alls as bait. They call them minnows abviusly a derogatory term for what they trully are

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