NATURAL, BIOLOGICAL MOSQUITO CONTROL THROUGH USE OF MOSQUITO FISH. WORLD’S BEST MOSQUITO EATING FISH!
Eats Mosquitoes, Mosquito Larvae, among other flying Insects and their Larvae
Size: typically about 1/2″ but females can get up to about 2″+
pH: versatile 5.5 – 8.5
Water Temp: 30 – 105F +
Sexing: Males are always smaller than the female. The female is always larger than the male and since this is not an egg layer fish, but rather a “live-bearing” animal, the female may have what appears to be a balloon belly from time to time just before birthing frye (baby fish). p>
Biological Mosquito Control info
Biological mosquito control methods are one of the mainstays in protecting the public from mosquitoes and the transmission of mosquito-borne diseases. Mosquito biological control of Gambusia affinis is one of the best and most natural solutions available without the use of harmful chemicals. Mosquito fish are a small live-bearing minnow closely related to the common guppy. Used in mosquito control in the USA since 1915, these fish are vivacious consumers of mosquito larvae and pupae and can survive in varying water conditions from moderately high levels of Salt, Algae, Pollutants & Temperature Ranges from nearly freezing to above 100 degrees. These fish are compatible with most ornamental pond fish such as Koi, Goldfish and Carp which make them an excellent addition to any pond. Because mosquito fish are surface feeders, they are extremely efficient mosquito predators. Mosquito fish have been said to consume upwards of 80-100 mosquito larvae per day, and are capable of quickly populating a water source if conditions are favorable. The fish are placed in a variety of permanent and semi-permanent fresh water habitats, including: unused swimming pools, animal watering troughs, rice fields, golf course ponds, wetlands, natural creeks, reservoirs, & drainage channels. Mosquito fish are fantastic in shallow areas where larger fish cannot penetrate to eat the larvae.
Protect our Ecosystems & Know your Aquatic Animal Responsibilities
It is important to make sure living things in your aquarium or pond are kept away from our oceans and natural waterways. Be responsible. Never dump fish, plants or snails into or near waterways, lakes, canals, washes, stormwater drains or the ocean. Donate unwanted fish to friends, other hobbyists, schools, your petshop, or dispose of them humanely by putting them to sleep in an ice slurry and then freezing them. Use care when cleaning tanks or ponds. Dump wastewater or excess unwanted plants into your garden, compost or trash. Design ponds so that plants, snails, fish or eggs can’t escape during heavy rains, and screen all overflow areas. Consider keeping species native to your local area. Most fish, snails, and plants you keep will not typically be native to your local area. If released, they are difficult to eliminate and pose a serious threat to fragile ecosystems and important industries. So don’t dump that fish incorrectly! Setting fish free may mean they die from starvation or disease, however, fish that do survive and breed will compete with local native species for food and space. They may also spread disease and parasites, and damage natural habitats.
We as a seller of live aquatic species promote the above statements and cannot control or assume any liablility for those that do not want to protect our environment. This is a personal choice made by the consumer. Please make a good choice when disposing of your pets