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1M Goldfish Have a New Fish Bowl to Call Home

At least until they get eaten...
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 30, 2016 4:55 PM CDT

(Newser) – More than 1 million goldfish now have a giant fishbowl to call home in a Phoenix suburb, the AP reports. Tempe officials dumped roughly 1.2 million goldfish and minnows into Tempe Town Lake on Friday. They say the fish will serve as a natural insect control for midge flies' larvae, which are at the bottom. According to KPNX, the fish were transported from Arkansas by truck.

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The man-made Tempe Town Lake already holds 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 at its west end. It's expected to reopen in May. Officials say the new dam will be more cost-effective and dependable and last for at least 50 years. (Read more goldfish stories.)

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