Invasive Species Shuts Down Boise Park’s Pond
A pond in a Boise park is closed down for a few weeks while a toxic substance and invasive species of minnow is removed. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game are working to remove a type of minnow called Rosy Red Shiner from Redwood Park in Boise. The type of fish was added illegally and is not found in Idaho, but mostly can be found in the Midwest. Fish and Game officials have asked anyone with aquarium fish they no longer want should take them back to a pet store, but please do not dump and go. The park will be closed for over two weeks while chemicals are cycled through the pond and native fish are restocked.
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