We’ve been made to believe that goldfish and carp are nothing but feral pests. But this group of Aussies are employing the fish to be their little helpers.
Wannon Water have been undertaking trials over the past 8 years in conjunction with Deakin University to investigate the use of fish to reduce sludge volumes in primary effluent lagoons. Results to date show that fish can reduce sludge volumes by between 33% and 46% over a 70 day period in 1000L tanks. Incorporating fish into primary effluent lagoons has the potential to significantly extend the timeframe between de-sludging events.
Dr Richmond Loh
DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics& Pathobiology), CertAqV, NATA Signatory.
Aquatic Veterinarian & Veterinary Pathologist.
PERTH | MELBOURNE | TOWNSVILLE
THE FISH VET – AUSTRALIA.