01-22-2010, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Angel079
Shoot I can get you PLENTY of these from my rain barrel or unstocked pond here starting spring...Was actually wondering if I should "harvest" them and give to my fish...but if they don't eat all? I don't wanna breed MORE mosquitoes in my house.
Trust me, with tiger barbs, mosquito larva won't last a few hours in the tank. Some might get to hide with the plants and the decor but if they attempt to rise to the surface (which they need to do), they'll be gone before they know what hit 'em.
Just make sure that the larva come from a clean source to avoid parasites. Flower vases are relatively safer than clogged gutters or drainages and the like. I'd avoid the rain barrel but the unsticked pond seems an okay source.
But generally, mosquito larva are safe. These are what a lot of fish eat in the wild, anyways.