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How to prevent mosquitoe's
Old 07-23-2012, 09:08 AM   #1
 
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How to prevent mosquitoe's

I need help I have a home made pond using plastic and wood, and a tub/big bucket.
All is unfiltered..

But my parents are trying to get rid of them because they might cause dengue..
Mosquitoe's-> dengue -> sick people at home...

Ugh..

how can I prevent Mosquitoe's from over breeding/ Fully growing up?


I have 1 tub with snakehead and oscar in it
a pond with 15 mollies
a pond with 4 fighting fish 2 male and 2 female ..
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:35 AM   #2
 
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You could try a bug zapper or if you have the right conditions, a bat house.

Some of the bug zappers use heat and carbon dioxide to attract the mosquitos (same as what attracts them to us humans) but they can be a little pricey.

You'll have to do some research on what would be best for you. Hopefully, some members with ponds will jump in here.

Good luck.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:53 AM   #3
 
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Add fish that eat mosquitoes i.e rosy red minnows, white cloud mountain minnows, mosquito fish. Other than that i dont know of any other way to get rid of them.

EDIT: I see in your signature that you have mollies and betta's. These fish devour mosquito larvae, so it shouldnt be a problem. Oscar's will also eat mosquito larvae while they're young. Im not sure about the snakehead though.

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Old 07-23-2012, 10:40 AM   #4
 
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Add fish that eat mosquitoes i.e rosy red minnows, white cloud mountain minnows, mosquito fish. Other than that i dont know of any other way to get rid of them.

EDIT: I see in your signature that you have mollies and betta's. These fish devour mosquito larvae, so it shouldnt be a problem. Oscar's will also eat mosquito larvae while they're young. Im not sure about the snakehead though.
My oscar is like 10 inches big already.. I guess he's not gonna eat them no more ..

I place 3 fish in the big container, a jumping perch adult size, a snakehead 10" long and a oscar fish 10 inches long too..

Can you tell me the name of the mosquito fish? or is it really called mosquito fish?
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Old 07-23-2012, 12:36 PM   #5
 
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My oscar is like 10 inches big already.. I guess he's not gonna eat them no more ..

I place 3 fish in the big container, a jumping perch adult size, a snakehead 10" long and a oscar fish 10 inches long too..

Can you tell me the name of the mosquito fish? or is it really called mosquito fish?
They're called mosquito fish, the problem is that they only grow about 2.5 inches max, so they'd likely get eaten by your bigger fish. Here is some info about them. Gambusia affinis (Western Mosquitofish) — Seriously Fish
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Old 07-23-2012, 12:41 PM   #6
 
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If you dont see any mosquito larvae in the water, then its likely that your oscar is eating them. Mosquito larvae are about the same size as a bloodworm, if your oscar still accepts food that size, it's probably eating the mosquito larvae as well.
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Old 07-23-2012, 01:36 PM   #7
 
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blood worms are mosquito larva, and nearly every fish will eat them so if you have fish in there you wont have issues. May I ask where you live? I'm worried about you keeping a snakehead in an outside container, its highly illegal to keep one at all in America as well as most of the world where they are not native and keeping it outside is just asking for it to escape.
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:29 PM   #8
 
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I live in the Philippines no worries the container is like 12 inches higher than the water.

I just leave the rain gutter to fill the container.

and thanks guys for passing by the thread at least I clarified some things.

So my betta pond is like 5 ft long and 6 inches high, but with just 4 betta's do you think it might cause the problem? I know the molly tank will be fine just worried bout the betta cause its a long tank and 3 of the betta's are still immature/young.
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:40 PM   #9
 
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I live in the Philippines no worries the container is like 12 inches higher than the water.

I just leave the rain gutter to fill the container.

and thanks guys for passing by the thread at least I clarified some things.

So my betta pond is like 5 ft long and 6 inches high, but with just 4 betta's do you think it might cause the problem? I know the molly tank will be fine just worried bout the betta cause its a long tank and 3 of the betta's are still immature/young.
Mosquito larvae are a betta's natural diet. They will eat any that show up very quick.
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Old 07-24-2012, 11:05 PM   #10
 
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Mosquito larvae are a betta's natural diet. They will eat any that show up very quick.
Thank you! I guess that'll prove mom wrong! :)

I just now need to get rid of the snakehead and oscar..
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