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Proliferation of janitor fish (Pterygoplichthys sp.) in Laguna de Bay (Philippines)

Credit: Hannibal M. Chavez (Philippines) The proliferation of janitor fish is an alarming issue in Laguna de Bay. Two species of janitor fish (Pterygoplichthys pardalis and Pterygoplichthys disjuntivus ) which initially thrive in the lake due to escapement from ponds had an impact on the environment which favored their establishment. The high load of nutrients …

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