Mosquito-eating fish deployed on Gold Coast amid 'plague' caused by record rain

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City of Gold Coast local council offers residents mosquito-eating crimson-spotted rainbow fish to help combat mosquito plague.

"We're dealing with mosquitoes breeding in unconventional locations rather than the traditional salt-marsh areas in the north where we'd normally expect our mosquitoes to come from," he said.

Residents with permanent water features such as fountains, ponds, or dams, can also request crimson-spotted rainbow fish, which eat mosquito larvae.It will take fish and fog to kill mosquitoes, says expert "Fish will eat larvae, but if there are other things available they prefer them … so it's not a complete control, she said.


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