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Mosquitofish (one word) is a nickname giving to a species of fish (Gambusia) that feed on mosquito larvae and pupae.

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No you cannot feed mosquito fish fish food because it will dye.These fish don't need feeding because they feed off of a plant called Elodea and mosquito larva which they get their name from. So if you want another fish friend to dye don't feed mosquito fish fish food and give them lots of open space:]:]:]


Mosquito fish are fish that will eat mosquito larva as fast as they can hatch. This is what a female fish looks like: And this is what a male mosquito fish looks like:


A mosquito fish mainly feeds on mosquito larvae in the wild but in captivity a mosquito fish eats it's fry or leaves off of plants


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There are several species of fish that are called "Mosquito Fish" The species most often refered to as a Mosquito Fish is the Gambusia and the male of that species grows to around 1 inch.


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If by mosquito fish you mean Gambusia, yes they are OK together.


A mosquito fish is a consumer. It is consumer because it eats elodea or other plants. Mosquito fish are herbivores. Meaning they only eat plants.


mosquito fish do not lay eggs. Instead, they give birth to live young


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