Photo Friday: Not all that glitters

gold fishDo you recognize this fish? Today’s Photo Friday features Carassius auratus – more commonly known as the goldfish! Thanks to some well-meaning, if ill-directed, pet owners, many a goldfish has been set free into rivers and streams, where they turn a little less gold, and a lot more gigantic. While the fish seem to be doing just fine in the wild, it’s hard to say what impact they might have on sensitive native species. So just to be safe, we ask you – please don’t dump that fish.