There has been a massive breakthrough in Michigan River as a strange species of fish has been found swimming in rivers it didn’t belong to. The alien creature is reddish, it is said to bite testicles and has human-like teeth. It is spooky and harmless at the same time.
On August 11, people found in Michigan river a little creature which looked like a fish but had human-like teeth, which is not a pleasant sight. The fish is actually as real as it can be: it has been identified as red belly pacu, it originates from South America, and it is related to piranhas. Also, it is not the first time this species is found swimming freely in American rivers. The incident has been reported to the Department of Natural Resources.
The only possible explanation for the incident is that other people simply released their pet, as the red belly pacu is to be found only in pet shops, besides its natural environment. It is not advisable for owners to release their pets because this action can have severe consequences. If the reason behind the release is that the pet got too big for its tank, setting it free in a river is not the best option, because it will most certainly die, as it is not used to the wild. In addition to this, if the red belly pacu survives, there are chances for it to spread exotic diseases to local fauna, which would lead to serious unbalance of the ecosystem. And on top of it all, owners who release their pets without authorization break the law, and must take the consequences of their acts.
Specialist, Nick Popoff has also released all this information on a specialized website:
“Pet release is almost never humane. Pets released from confined, artificial environments are poorly equipped to fend off predators and may be unable to successfully forage for food or find shelter. Those that do succeed in the wild can spread exotic diseases to native animals. In the worst-case scenario, released animals can thrive and reproduce, upsetting natural ecosystems to the degree that these former pets become invasive species.”
The fish with human-like teeth was reported in American rivers last summer too, in New Jersey, as well as in other 27 states.
Meanwhile, authorities advise owners who don’t want their fish pet anymore to either restore it to the shop or trade it or sell it to another person but releasing the fish into the river in never a solution.
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