Callie, Helena 4th graders at Ocean Breeze ES
Day 1: We got our tank ready for decorations! Our tank is a recycled cheeseballs container we cleaned it out for about 30 minutes! We also got rocks for our tank and put them in!
Day 2: We got a cute plant for our tank! We also got grass clippings for our mosquito larvae farm
Day 3: we got our mosquito fish! got the water for 13 because we can’t use tapwater since it has chlorine in it.
Day 4: make sure to dump a bit of water out each week and pour new water in. We have a pregnant fish! We are going to move the pregnant fish to a different tank .Get some water in a clean container and then take the fist out before dumping a bit out. One of our fish died. We think that it got crushed by the rocks .We poured a bit of the pregnant fishes water to the other tank.
Day 6: We do have any more fish or mosquito larvae.
What does the temperature need to be for the mosquito fish to survive?
Around 33°F and 104°F. But the mosquito fish preferer the tempter to be around 80°F
How many fish can a mother mosquito fish birth
Each pregnancy can deliver 40 to 100 young
What does a mosquito fish eat?
They eat mosquito larvae as soon as they hatch from the eggs laid by mosquitoes, thus reducing the mosquito population. The Mosquito Fish feeding habits also include a variety of insects and plant materials.
What habitat does mosquito fish usually live in?
Mosquito fish are found in shallow fresh and brackish waters, including marshes and swamps, but can occur in lagoons.
A recycled cheese ball container
Double sided tape
We received help from…
Mrs. Mentillo helped pour the water out for changing the first time. She also got some more minnows, we were only able to get three. She also took the surviving minnows back to her pond.