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    Fish that you can put in your water trays?

    I found this fish on a CP website and here is what it said.

    Eastern Mosquitofish, Gambusia holbrooki-6 fish. This is an excellent control for mosquitoes in your carnivorous plant water beds, pools, tanks or trays. They are live-bears like guppies, and are prolific breeders. They are native to the eastern US and are cold hard, surviving eastern winters. Fish should not be introduced into non-native waters. Shipping is best in spring and fall.

    Is this true? If so i would like to try it out but first i need to hear from you guys and grirls on if i should try it or not. Google the species then see how to care for it then tell me what you think sounds like a great idea to me but i don't want the fish to die.

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    depends on the water levels in your trays......most of mine are allowed to dry out occasionally....ive got a betta living in a similar situation in a vivarium......footprint is 18"x18" and the water is bout 3 inches deep or so.....
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    My biggest trays are 15" x 11 1/2" x 3 1/4". Would two of those sized trays be enough for six of the fish i want three in one and three in the other and how is your betta doing how do you keep it alive?

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    Definitely need to factor in the water volume, variation in water levels, aeration, etc. Especially in the south, you might end up with some poached fishies on a particularly warm day. (And I'm not talking about illegally collected.)
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    I know what you mean thanks for the info and yes if i were to get them i would constantly put water in the trays all the way to the top which is 3 1/2 inches.

    ---------- Post added at 04:27 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:26 PM ----------

    I think the aeration would be handled by me putting more water in two to three times a week don't you think if that wouldn't work i have a aquarium filter that at the end it puts oxygen in the tank.

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    in theory, it could work.......if you keep the water topped up the main concern is gonna be water temp if the trays see any sun at all.....like guppies these fish can breath atmospheric oxygen so aeration isnt an issue.......
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    Ok thanks Rattler the tray gets sun so the now aeration isn't a issue right? Also what should water temps be at?

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    needs to stay under 95*
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