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Do guppies eat MOSQUITO LARVAE?

I suddenly have a bunch of these gross red mosquito larvae in my outdoor tank.... but instead of killing them off, I was wondering if my guppies will eat them? Are they healthy?
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Yup, excellent fish food. Pretty much everything goes wild for them.

In fact, guppies in particular have been introduced to various parts of the world to try and help control mosquitos. Although your ones sound more like midge larvae (still fine).
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Yes, good pest control fish.
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Great, thanks. Can't wait to watch the larvae get eaten LOL.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-14-2012, 12:26 AM
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Not sure about everywhere else, but the mosquitos and the larvae are so big down here you need at least mollies to eat them.
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Not sure about everywhere else, but the mosquitos and the larvae are so big down here you need at least mollies to eat them.
You'd be surprised what a fully grown guppy can shove down its throat... Mine have eaten pretty big fruit flies before. Big mosquito larvae would be delicious for them.

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I'd like to say, yes they did eat it. But more like tore it apart with teamwork... like pirahnas. LOL.
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I put six guppies in my outdoor tank as soon as I spotted mosquito larvae in it. It was a feeding frenzy! Now, with less larvae available, they cruise the tank in a pack hunting their next meal.

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If a fish doesn't eat mosquito larvae, I think there's a serious problem with that fish.

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-14-2012, 09:35 PM
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Fish with sucker-mouths don't eat them unless they stay still long enough, cant think of anything else that would pass up a nutritious bug.
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