A team from the BFAR research center and volunteers from the Lions Club Dagupan on Thursday distributed 30 bags containing at least 100 mosquitofish
each, mostly to schools, following a request from the Department of Education.
Previously, Colnar and Landis (2007) developed a regional risk assessment for the European green crab, Carcinus maenas, at Cherry Point, Washington, USA using Jenks Natural Breaks, and Schleier III and Sing (2008) used it to partition an overall risk score for the introduction of Gabusia affinis (western mosquitofish
) into Montana watersheds.
The Eastern mosquitofish
( Gambusia holbrooki ) for example was introduced to Cyprus -- and in many other places in Europe -- in order to control mosquitos in freshwater habitats.
Of these 14 species yielded meaningful models (Western Mosquitofish
and Redear sSunfish did not meet model convergence criteria).
Another suitable host, the mosquitofish
Gambusia, is commonly used to control mosquitoes and stocking of this fish probably introduced the tapeworm to California 24, 53, 138.
This involved releasing mosquitofish
, whose diet includes mosquito larvae, at sites where groundwater accumulates on the surface.
Each open-air tank was filled with water, soil and a variety of wetland plants and animals such as waterweed and mosquitofish
Small backyard ponds tend to get fairly warm, and traditional goldfish, koi, and mosquitofish
are good choices.
You also find mosquitofish
swimming beneath the mats.
Molecular and biochemical characterization of Vtgs from different teleost species have been described previously in: goldfish (De Vlaming et al., 1980), sea bass (Mananos et al., 1994), rainbow trout (Mouchel et al., 1996), tilapia (Takemura & Kim, 2001), zebrafish (Wang et al., 2000), Japanese medaka (Tong et al., 2004), mosquitofish
(Sawaguchi et al., 2005) and Gunthers walking catfish (Panprommin et al., 2008).
But this was met with opposing views from the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources (DENR) claiming that mosquitofish
is an "invasive species" and can be a threat to the environment.
Panneerselvam et al., "Ecofriendly control of malaria and arbovirus vectors using the mosquitofish
Gambusia affinis and ultra-low dosages of Mimusops elengi-synthesized silver nanoparticles: towards an integrative approach?," Environmental Science and Pollution Research, vol.