Mo. Dept. of Conservation reports non-native fish caught in lake near Moberly, warns against dumping aquariums

Mo. Dept. of Conservation reports non-native fish caught in lake near Moberly, warns against dumping aquariums
The Mo. Department of Conservation is warning people against dumping aquariums.

RANDOLPH COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - The Missouri Department of Conservation is warning people to not dump their aquariums after a non-native fish was found in a lake.

According to MDC, an African Cichlid was caught in a lake near Moberly.

DON'T DUMP YOUR AQUARIUM: MDC recently learned an African cichlid was caught from a lake near Moberly. This fish was...

Posted by Missouri Dept. of Conservation on Tuesday, August 13, 2019

They say this fish was likely dumped into the water from an aquarium.

Conservation agents recommend taking unwanted fish to a store like Petco, where they said they can be re-homed.

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