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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 54-55

Prospects for the use of ornamental fishes for mosquito control: A laboratory investigation

1 Scientist 'E', Department of PSM, AFMC, Pune, India
2 Professor, Department of PSM, AFMC, Pune, India
3 Associate Professor, Department of PSM, AFMC, Pune, India

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R Tilak
Scientist 'E', Department of PSM, AFMC, Pune
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

PMID: 18232145

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Use of larvivorous fishes Gambusia and Poecilia for mosquito control has been a well established option. The study evaluated the larvivorous potential of some ornamental fish vis-a-vis Gambusia and Poecilia in the laboratory settings using standard testing protocol. Gold fish and Blue Gourami were found to be as effective larvivores as Gambusia affinis, the mosquito fish. The study recommends introduction of Goldfish and Blue Gourami in ornamental tanks for control of mosquito breeding as well as providing aesthetic beauty.

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