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native fish.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:12 pm
by charlie_bruno
I've read somewhere that I can put native fish in my pond that will eat mosquito larvae but not tadpoles, does anyone know anything about this?

Re: native fish.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:01 pm
by justjane1
This site is quite informative...

http://www.nativefish.asn.au/faq.html

Re: native fish.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:31 pm
by Wildernessdream
I have a 5m x 3m garden pond and have had several frogs develope from tadpoles. I now have Eastern Rainbows (plain little silver fish) and Mountain Clouds. Bought them to help get rid of a massive introduction of water snails from plants I bought. I am a newbie and didn't suspect these expensive water lillies, poppys and fringe lilllies needed cleaning first! They seem to be leaving the taddies alone. I can now only find 1 little green frog (had 3 plus 4 little brown with striped side frogs) but I hear frogs at night. A Crane/stork whatever he is has been visiting the pond and I am concerned he might have eaten some of these fish and baby frogs. Plus a Mountain Cloud turned up in the bio-filter box - so I suffered some losses. :cry:
I want to breed frogs so what other fish will leave the taddies alone? We have erected some shade cloth over the shallow end because the water got quite hot after a heatwave. I am in Nth NSW. I also have a sluge problem and a bit too much algae. Any suggestions would be helpful

Re: native fish.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:08 am
by Pam
Wildernessdream wrote: A Crane/stork whatever he is has been visiting the pond and I am concerned he might have eaten some of these fish and baby frogs.


They can certainly do some damage to numbers, Wildernessdream. You can be sure if it's visiting the pond it's not for the views. Is it a feasible option for you to put a layer of mesh below the surface perhaps?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:59 pm
by taffyman
Wildernessdream, what's a 'Mountain Cloud'?

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:19 am
by Quenda
Minnow.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:41 am
by ColinM
Whatever you do, don't waste money on plastic owls :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:27 am
by bubba louie
Quenda wrote:Minnow.



What exactly is a minnow? I hope you don't mean Gambusia.

http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/pests ... innows.htm

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:28 am
by bubba louie
Wildernessdream wrote:I have a 5m x 3m garden pond and have had several frogs develope from tadpoles. I now have Eastern Rainbows (plain little silver fish) and Mountain Clouds. Bought them to help get rid of a massive introduction of water snails from plants I bought. I am a newbie and didn't suspect these expensive water lillies, poppys and fringe lilllies needed cleaning first! They seem to be leaving the taddies alone. I can now only find 1 little green frog (had 3 plus 4 little brown with striped side frogs) but I hear frogs at night. A Crane/stork whatever he is has been visiting the pond and I am concerned he might have eaten some of these fish and baby frogs. Plus a Mountain Cloud turned up in the bio-filter box - so I suffered some losses. :cry:
I want to breed frogs so what other fish will leave the taddies alone? We have erected some shade cloth over the shallow end because the water got quite hot after a heatwave. I am in Nth NSW. I also have a sluge problem and a bit too much algae. Any suggestions would be helpful



Pacific Blue Eye.

Re: native fish.

PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:31 am
by bubba louie
ColinM wrote:Whatever you do, don't waste money on plastic owls :lol: :lol:



Or plastic snakes!!!

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:16 pm
by Quenda
bubba louie wrote:
Quenda wrote:Minnow.



What exactly is a minnow? I hope you don't mean Gambusia.

http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/pests ... innows.htm


Not Gambusia....a diferent kettle of ....fish.......

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Clou ... ain_minnow

Re: native fish.

PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:03 pm
by bubba louie
Quenda wrote:
bubba louie wrote:
Quenda wrote:Minnow.



What exactly is a minnow? I hope you don't mean Gambusia.

http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/pests ... innows.htm


Not Gambusia....a diferent kettle of ....fish.......

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Clou ... ain_minnow



That's a relief. :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:51 pm
by AdamBorzy
You can stop feeding your fish for a few days so they can eat mosquito larvae. :lol: :lol:
But seriously get a western mosquitofish (also known as freshwater fish, Gambusia affinis).

Re: native fish.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:44 pm
by bubba louie
AdamBorzy wrote:You can stop feeding your fish for a few days so they can eat mosquito larvae. :lol: :lol:
But seriously get a western mosquitofish (also known as freshwater fish, Gambusia affinis).



GASP, SPLUTTER, FAINTS WITH SHOCK. :evil:

Re: native fish.

PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:59 am
by Pam
Breath, Bubba! lol

Unless I'm mistaken, I think what you meant to say is that gambusia are a declared species (that will kill off native species,) and illegal to keep, and that no one should EVER introduce them to their pond or any other waterway?