Mosquito Fish (Gambusia affinis) are a live bearer, meaning they do not spawn eggs, but instead bear young fry. Typically, mosquito fish are no more than 1.5" in length, but can be as large as 4" in length. They are gray in color and are very active swimmers. Mosquito Fish can be used as a feeder fish, as they are used in place of feeder guppies, but their primary purpose is to control mosquito populations. They are a great addition to any garden pond.
Did you know CCVCD provides Gambusia fish, also known as mosquito fish, at no charge? Mosquito fish eat mosquito larva and are an important part of our mosquito control program. Mosquito fish are provided for stocking ornamental ponds, unused or out-of-order swimming pools, and animal troughs. They require no feeding and care is limited. Call our office or fill out an online Service Request form. http://fightthebites.com/service-requests/
Having trouble with mosquitoes in you ponds or water features? Try mosquito dunks, safe for kids, pets, fish and birds. Cut into 1/4 pieces for container water gardens. http://www.ContainerWaterGardens.net/Natural-mosquito-control-for-ponds-and-water-features