hello to everyone.
ive been in the net looking for people that can help us control the population of plecostumus here in our lakes in the philippines. and im hoping there are people here can give us an idea what to do about it.
it was introduced in our lakes by fish enthusiasts that probably got fed up with the plec and threw it in the lake.
right now if you throw a fishing net in one of our affected lakes, you can get a boatful(dinghy size) in about 5minutes.
the solution being done right now is to capture as much fish as they can and bury it alive.
there are also steps being done to see whether the plecostumus has any other use, e.g. biodiesel, cosmetics, etc. but if there are no concrete examples or someone/something to base it on i think this will not move.
my question is has someone done this before? if you can give me the contact number of the person or his website that would be great.
ty in advance and hope for your replies