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  • 24 western mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis)


    A colony of 24 western mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis)

    A species of freshwater fish, also known commonly, if ambiguously, as simply mosquitofish or by its generic name, Gambusia,

    We are surrounded by water with this little fish, but never see a mosquito and no one ever gets stung.

    They give birth live the other fish eat them and they keep replacing themselves.

    Aquaria species intended for aquaria use, not for pond or river stocking. Aquaria use means holding fish in closed systems where untreated effluent does not enter state waters. A persons right to grow their own food in their own private space is self evident as common law.

    Wikipedia says:

    The western mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis) is a species of freshwater fish, also known commonly, if ambiguously, as simply mosquitofish or by its generic name, Gambusia, or by the common name gambezi. There is also an eastern mosquitofish (G. holbrooki).[2]

    Mosquitofish are small in comparison to many other freshwater fish, with females reaching an overall length of 7 cm (2.8 in) and males at a length of 4 cm (1.6 in). The female can be distinguished from the male by her larger size and a gravid spot at the posterior of her abdomen. The name "mosquitofish" was given because the diet of this fish sometimes consists of large numbers of mosquito larvae, relative to body size.[3] Gambusia typically eat zooplankton, beetles, mayflies, caddisflies, mites, and other invertebrates; mosquito larvae make up only a small portion of their diet