Fish called in to deal with in­sects

7 Days in Dubai - - GLOBAL NEWS -

More than one mil­lion gold­fish now have a gi­ant fish­bowl to call home in a US sub­urb. Tempe of­fi­cials have dumped roughly 1.2 mil­lion gold­fish and min­nows into Tempe Town Lake in Phoenix. They say the fish will serve as a nat­u­ral in­sect con­trol for midge flies’ lar­vae, which are at the bot­tom. KPNX-TV in Phoenix re­ported that the fish were trans­ported from Arkansas by truck. The man-made lake al­ready has a va­ri­ety of fish in­clud­ing bass and carp. The gold­fish are ex­pected to be a food source for the larger fish. The lake was drained in March to re­place a dam its west end. The lake is ex­pected to re­open this month. Of­fi­cials say the new dam will be more cost-ef­fec­tive, de­pend­able and last for at least 50 years.

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