Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: South Louisiana
Wooow, you know you live in mosquito country when...
...you find a mosquito laying eggs in your fish tank. o_0
I walked into my room and saw something on the top of the water in one of my betta's tanks. Upon taking a closer look, I realized it was a mosquito. A mosquito who drowned? That's odd.... In mid movement of going to pick him out... I saw a tiny white thing right behind it and then realized.... Woooow! This thing was laying an egg raft.
What makes it especially odd is that I just cleaned all their tanks today, rinsed everything out (small, 1.5 gallons). I've read that mosquitoes like aged water with algae since that is what the larvae eat (but there was no algae in there before either). But.... go figure.
To make it even funnier, I set out a bucket with water daaays ago in hopes of harvesting mosquito larvae for my fish and somehow, I have yet to see larvae in it. But they're gonna lay eggs right in my fish tank. xD
Edit- I scooped the egg raft out and the mosquito finally flew off (I poked it a couple times and he (or rather, she? lol didn't move at first). So we'll see if they hatch. lol Maybe find some algae for them outside. xD Man, this is crazy!
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Last edited by TuiAndLa; 03-12-2012 at 10:44 PM.