Introducing fish to keep mosquitoes away


#1

Hello,
There is a natural pond at the end of a long sloping section of land. It becomes full during the rainy season and dries up completely towards the end of summer. There are no fish in it, though lots of frogs may be found after the rains. It is also a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
Are there any indigenous species of fish that I can introduce that will eat the mosquito larvae? I have read that some fish eggs can survive the dry season and hatch after the next rains. Any leads where these fish can be obtained?

Thanks!


#2

Introduce Guppy fish, they eat mosquitoes larvae.


#3

@wizNik, guppies are live-bearers, they will die out in summer. Also, I believe they are exotics, orginating in South America. Not suitable.


#4

The other option is introducing Gambusia or commonly known as Mosquitofish.

Both are being used by Indian agencies to control mosquitoes by introducing them in streams & ponds.


#5

Gambusia are also live-bearers :frowning_face: