Fish called in to deal with insects
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.