Will tadpoles eat mosquito larvae?

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It depends on the tadpoles. Some are strictly herbivorous and will only eat algae and plants. Their mouthparts are specialised for this diet and they cannot eat other food, ie. mosquito wrigglers. Most largeish tadpoles will attack mosquito wrigglers.


"If you're worried about mosquito problems, drop in a few 'Blue Eyes' fish. I hear they thrive on on mosquito larvae and won't hurt the frogs. These fish should be available from your local fish-carrying pet stores".


Danger: I assume that Blue-eyes are gambusia, probably Gambusia holbrookii. They will take care of the mozzies but they will also kill tadpoles.