Mosquitofish

MOSQUITOFISH (Gambusia affinis)

ALIAS:  Skeeter eater

IDENTIFICATION: Mosquitofish are small in size, have a  rounded-out tail and an affinity for the upper six inches of the water column.

DIET: Mosquito and invertebrate larvae.

SPAWNING:  Mosquitofish bear live young and reproduce every three to four weeks.

USE:  Mosquitofish have been stocked worldwide in an attempt to control mosquito larvae, especially in areas where malaria, yellow fever and West Nile virus are found.


 

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