With an appearance similar to anchovy, but smaller, the mosquito fish
got its Tagalog name, kataba, because of its bulging belly.
Changes in Behavior and Brain Acetylcholinesterase Activity in Mosquito Fish
, Gambusia affinis in Response to The Sub-Lethal Exposure to Chlorpyrfois.
Effect of introduced mosquito fish
on Pacific tree frogs and the role of alternative prey.
Still, this ability to count to four has now moved the mosquito fish
up the evolutionary ladder .
And they've got 18,000 new recruits to help them fulfill their vision: thousands of Gambusia holbrooki, or mosquito fish
, that were introduced into lakes at Venetian Golf & River Club this summer and are already hard at work eating mosquitoes and midge fly larvae.
According to the book Common-Sense Pest Control, if you have a small body of water with no natural outlet, you should stock it with goldfish; mosquito fish
(Gambusia affinis), which often are available from mosquito-control agencies; or native fish, many of which are good mosquito predators, too.
The pond has been stocked with mosquito fish
to reduce mosquito larvae numbers.
Like many fish, mosquito fish
are indiscriminate feeders that may eat tadpoles, zooplankton, aquatic insects, and other fish eggs and fry (6).
In the following study, several different populations of mosquito fish
were collected at urban sites (drainage canals, City Park lakes) and rural sites (wetlands).
Finally, in low areas where water can be found year round, the mosquito fish
Gambusia affinis is introduced as a biological control.
Food consisted of kelp-canopy mysids (Holmesimysis sculpta [Tattersall]); top smelt (Atharinops affinis Aries), both live and frozen); striped shore crabs (Pachygrapsus crassipes Randall); and mosquito fish
(Gambusia affinis Baird and Girard).
Its three acre-feet are stocked with mosquito fish
, perch, bass and catfish.