Shedd staff recently conducted surveys on the invasive weatherfish (Misgurnus anguillicaudatus) and here’s a picture of a weatherfish we found in the process. As a popular fish for home aquariums, it’s believed that weatherfish were released into Chicago waterways by well-intentioned pet owners attempting to dispose of them. This is a good reminder to never release pets into the wild if you can no longer care for them. It could potentially become another invasive population in an already taxed Great Lakes ecosystem! Stay tuned for a future posting about our project!
Posted by Nicole, conservation