07-07-2008, 06:07 PM
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Mosquito Larvae as Fish Food
Okay, I'm planning on a return to fish keeping after an eighteen year hiatus and I've been doing a huge amount of reading... quite a few things have changed since 1989. Anyway, I live in an area--along the Delaware River in NJ--where if I put out so much as a teaspoon of water out mosquitoes will begin breeding. Consequently, during the warmer parts of the year I have easy access to literally scads of mosquito larvae (or mosquitoes if I'm not too swift
). I've read from time to time that some people use the larvae as food, while sometimes there is some worry that they could be injurious to fish. Is there a 'final word' on this? Does it depend on the type of tank/fish?