Natural balance doesn't apply to Gambusia (Mosquito fish). They multiply faster (eery 27 days) than most specie; they do not lay eggs but are live-bearers. Though small, they are considered predators. They are carnivorous and will prey on any other aquatic creature, including each other. It has also been suggested that they may act as vectors for several pathogenic aquatic organisms and diseases.I have a population explosion of ruby red minnows in my pond, but lately I've been findng a lot of carnivorous water beetles and a reduction of minnows.
Given a chance, nature will balance things out if you let it.
Oh, ok. I don't even remember what the pond guy said about them. He gave us some a couple years ago, but they are all gone. He's been MIA lately. I called him once about the pond and we talked about him coming out to rebuild that pesky leaking waterfall, but nothing. I did not buy any mosquito fish, anyway. Someone recommended some product to take care of the leak, and I bought it, but that was rejected by my other half. So what else is new, but that's a different story.Why do you want Mosquito fish? Do you not have other fish in your pond? Goldfish and Koi both eat Mosquito larvae.
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