The mosquitofish, Gambusia affinis, has been one of the most effective methods for naturally controlling mosquitoes for over eighty years. Mosquito fish do not lay eggs, but rather give birth to live young. These fish, therefore, require no special environment, as most other fish do, for depositing and hatching their eggs. Mosquitofish can eat mosquito larvae as fast as the larvae hatch from eggs, as many as 100 per day. Mosquitofish live 2-3 years and can tolerate a wide range of temperatures. Mosquitofish are intended to be used for stocking ornamental ponds and green pools. You may receive mosquitofish, free of charge, by contacting us at 562-570-4132 or 562-570-4193.
If at a later date,you would like to get rid of your mosquitofish, please do not take them to a pond or stream. It is against California Department of Fish and Game regulations for private citizens to plant mosquitofish in waters of the State without a permit (Title 14 CCR, Fish and Game Code, Section 1.63, Section 6400, and Section 238.5).