Introduction: How to Manage Mosquito Larva

there is a small chance of getting mosquito in your fish tank. If you should have this problem, here is your solution.

Step 1: About Mosquito Lava

Mosquito larva are baby mosquitos. Mosquitos start out as an egg and when they hatch they turn into a larva. After a few days they turn to pupa. Then they turn to mosquitos. Mosquitos spread many diseases so they are not very good to have in your house.

Step 2: When You Know You Have a Problem

my tank was almost empty. Just one algae eater remained. At first I thought I had lots of baby algae eaters on my hands... I soon realized they were mosquito larva.

Step 3: Solving the Problem...

The goal is to save the existing fish and eliminate the larva. Using an old trick that we use on our farm in our water trough... we decided to introduce a mosquito assassin.

Step 4: And Away We Go

release the fish into the tank. The fish went absolutely crazy. By our estimates he ate all 30 or so larva in about 2 minutes.

Comments

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smooney2 (author)2014-08-31

They are very effective . i work in the mosquito industry and we use Gambushia or minnows alot. we put them in areas such as DRA's and small swampy areas . you can put a few dozen in and with in a few weeks you'll have a ton.

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diannagail (author)2010-08-08

I saw what I thought were tadpoles in my wading pool and thought 'oh goody, baby frogs'. As they matured I realized they were frogs but mosquitoes. Dumped that water quick.

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GwydTUnusual (author)2009-02-17

White cloud tetras and plain old guppies will do the job nicely as well. So will gouramis, bettas...Pretty much any carniverous (Non algae eating) fish.

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geeklord (author)2009-01-21

Chuck Norris?

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callum13.03.98 (author)2008-10-04

i have lots of larva

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LinuxH4x0r (author)2008-07-03

Wow, great job. I never knew goldfish would do that

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fatguy (author)LinuxH4x0r2008-07-04

thanks for the kind words!

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code_e (author)2008-07-04

Very cool, thanks for sharing the info. A 100% eco-friendly and effective solution.

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fatguy (author)code_e2008-07-04

thanks for the kind comment. yes its as green as you can get

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grundisimo (author)2008-07-04

was your fish happy afterward

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fatguy (author)grundisimo2008-07-04

yes! very happy. He was stuffed by the end.

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