Aussie battler on the edge of extinction

Published 01 May 2017 

Aussie battler on the edge of extinction

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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