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In a message dated 7/13/98 3:34:20 PM Eastern Daylight Time, Owner-
KillieTalk at AKA_Org writes:
<< Date: Mon, 13 Jul 1998 13:56:36 -0500
From: Linden Craig <linden at vet_upenn.edu>
Subject: Gambusia sp.
I am looking for some mosquitofish to control the mosquito larvae in a
small outdoor fountain/pond. I was told that Gambusia sp. or killifish
were aggressive larvivorous fish. Where can I find some in the
Philadelphia area? The tropical fish stores I have called say they don't
carry killifish "anymore". Are they out of fashion?
Linden E. Craig, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Laboratory of Pathology
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
3800 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6051
Phone: 215 898-7873
Fax: 215 898-0719 >>
I also have a pond in my backyard. I do not keep killies in it for mosquito
I have never had a problem. My pond is about 2800 gallons. In it I have Koi
and a few fancy goldfish. I live in So. East Michigan <near Detroit> and I
have weather here very similar to yours. I don't think many killies would
tolerate the water temp. fluctuations.
They definately would be only a temporary solution. I have heard of people
using gambusia in their ponds, but those people lived in the southern states.
You might want to consider reading the " rec.ponds " newsgroup for more
je3 at aol_com or jeller at ford_com