Alien Fish Species Pose A Serious Threat To Native Fish Species

An Alien species of fish is causing a lot of concern to locals and fish and shrimp farm operators.

People along the klongs in the Samut Songkhram province are asking the authorities for help after the waterways have been overrun with an alien species of fish that is believed to have come from an African country.

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The fish are believed to be Cichlids while some species are herbivores feeding mostly of algae and plants these are believed to be a predatory species as local fish and shrimp farmers have had their stocks devoured by the infestation causing great financial losses to the farmers.

Alien Fish Species Pose A Serious Threat To Native Fish Species

Locals fear if nothing is done to eradicate the Cichlids then there unchecked growth could spread to neighbouring Ban Laem district now that the rainy season is starting.

Source : ThaiPBS

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