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post #21 of 29 Old 07-22-2010, 03:03 PM
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gambusia? What the heck is that? A small relative of godzilla????

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post #22 of 29 Old 07-22-2010, 03:36 PM
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From my experience: I added them to our tanks and it has made a BIG improvement.
I don't see how kch, since goldfish really are nasty, dirty fish. I've heard of them being used to control mosquito larvae in stock tanks, but not algae.

When they're in an aquarium either snails or algae eater fish have to be put in with them, because their tank will get disgusting and algae covered otherwise.

But hey, if you say it works for you and you're happy with 'em, then who am I to say otherwise?

My water tanks are only 70 gallons and they get dumped and scrubbed every other week anyway, so fish aren't necessary. Besides, my barn cats would see them as fast food, and make quick work of them!

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^ maybe the Walmart goldfish are hard core or starved- haha ... or maybe I am not getting goldfish but something I think is a goldfish? Anywho it doesn't matter

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what about goldfish pee?
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gambusia? What the heck is that? A small relative of godzilla????
Gambusia are another name for mosquito fish. They are small, and look like guppies.

Goldfish are carp - at least the ones I've had are. They're bottom feeders, but I doubt they'd hesitate to take a mosquito larvae if it was handy. They will eat algae, too (being carp), but if you have too many of them, the algea will grow faster than they can keep up with, hence nasty tanks.

I'm not really going to put any in my tank - the horses dump too much garbage in there and the water would be too low in oxygen for them. They are really only good in the really huge stock tanks.

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That article is so, so sad. I hope they find the owners of the horses and prosecute to full extent of the law.


I have 7 horses (my 6 and Amarea's horse) drinking out of a 150g stocktank. I have used goldfish in the past, but don't anymore. With this many horses drinking out of the tank, they can drink it more than 3/4 down by mid-afternoon most hot days. I dump the tank, spray it out, and refill. I also add about 4 cups ACV to the water every dump/refill, keeps away the mosquito larvae and also helps somewhat with inside-out fly control with the horses, as well as encouraging them to drink more.


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A very smart thing! ^^
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for tanks in direct sunlight algae grows 2 times faster , under the shade and with fish and you have a chance. I keep a seive ( strainer) at the buckets and troff and scoop out extra hay and leaves. This keeps the tank pretty clean, and the horses from coughing on a bug. :) every week I drain it and let it sit in the sun to dry out the algae, or if I have had a red bull Iattack it with a pot scrubber.Algae or misquitoes , I don't want my kids drinking either...actually we don't have misquitoes here we are too high up and at the wrong temp for them , no west nile either , big sigh of relief !
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this is ridiculous, I clean and refill all water bins at least once a day.

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