Aussie battler on the edge of extinction

Published 01 May 2017 

Freshwater ecologist Rob Wager has been working hard to create Australia’s first replica artesian springs for critically endangered Red-finned Blue-eye.

Fed by bore water and planted with native vegetation, the new replica springs aim to increase refuge for Red-finned Blue-eye; a habitat that is out of reach of feral gambusia (mosquito fish) – an invasive species that has infiltrated the fragile spring habitat at Edgbaston Reserve and poses the biggest threat to Red-finned Blue-eye’s survival.

So while their survival may be tenuous, these tiny fish are getting a big helping-hand from Bush Heritage’s ecologists.

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