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6 Mosquitofish, enough to start YOUR OWN Colony!! Also view my water lettuce listings for beautiful pond cover that these fish LOVE! Contact for more info. Both items available for pick up!
TIRED of tons of Mosquitos in your yard but want to keep all of your ponds and standing water features?? Want a natural recurring solution rather than ugly mosquito killing devices that you have to keep buying every year? WELL with these live bearing fish, now you can get the solution you’ve never thought about! READ BELOW for more understanding. These fish can and do survive winters in this area! They are always easy to spot on the surface and are fun to watch!
Mosquitofish are hardy Livebearing(they give live birth) fish that are able to thrive in most water conditions. Mosquitofish are not found at your usual pet stores and are typically brought into an ecosystem to help control mosquitoes since they love to eat mosquito larvae!
These fish are great in backyard water gardens or ponds where they help control mosquitoes! They are able to tolerate really cold temperatures and poor water quality. You can also keep them in a home aquarium tank if you prefer. What is also great about these fish is you can almost always see them as they like to hangout on the surface!!!
These fish are opportunistic eaters and will eat fish food as well as mosquito larvae!
Quick Mosquitofish Care Guide
Experience Level: Beginner — Easy to care for, very hardy and undemanding. Easy to breed.
Appearance: Small fish. Females are bigger than males. Males are thinner.
Size: Males grows up to 1-1/8 inches (3 cm), Females grows up to 3 inches (7.6 cm).
Water Condition: pH 6-8; 5-30°dH
Temperature: 68-79°F (20-26°C)
Tank Region: Swims in the middle and near the top.
Tank: At least 10 gallons (40 L), 15 gallons (60 L) or larger recommended. Aquarium tank cover is recommended. They are usually kept in outdoor ponds.
Food: Omnivorous. Frozen dried and live foods, especially mosquito larvae. Also eats fish pellets and flakes.
Lifespan: Average 1-3 years.
Mosquitofish Diet — What to Feed Mosquitofish?
Mosquitofish are omnivorous but mainly feeds on insect larvae. They especially love to eat mosquito larvae which is why they were given the name Mosquitofish. They can also feed on fish fry if there are any present. Given their diet requirements, most Mosquitofish owners keeps them in their backyard water garden or pond to help control mosquito and other insects that lays their larvae in the water. They can also help keep your backyard water garden or pond algae-free since they also feed on algae.
If these natural food cannot be presented, you can also feed them processed fish foods like flakes and pellets.
Tank Mates with Mosquitofish
Mosquitofish get along really well with many other types of fish in a pond or tank environment. They can get along with your goldfish, koi, and minnows very well!
Male and Female Mosquitofishes – What are the Differences?
Mosquitofish looks very similar to female Guppies in appearance. Male Mosquitofish are distinguishable from female Mosquitofish by their anal fin. If the anal fin is elongated and pointed, it’s a male. Female Mosquitofish also has a black patch (called gravid spot) near their anal fin.
Breeding Mosquistofishes and Caring for Mosquitofish Fry
Mosquito fishes are extremely easy to breed, they don’t require any special requirements or adjustments to their water parameters in your aquarium tank or pond. If you have a male and a female, there’s a good chances that your female Mosquistofish is already in labor.
If you would like your fry survive, try adding some hiding spots or plants. Otherwise the adult Mosquistofish would eat their fry if they spot them.
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