Eastern Mosquitofish, Gambusia holbrooki, for Control of Mosquito Larvae

Female eastern mosquitofish, Gambusia holbrooki, showing the distinguishing dark spot just posterior to the gut.

Using native animal species, particularly fish, to reduce mosquito populations is popular in multiple states including Florida. This 5-page fact sheet written by Eric Jon Cassiano, Jeffrey Hill, Quenton Tuckett, and Craig Watson and published by the Program in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences within the UF/IFAS School of Forest Resources explains how to use eastern mosquitofish to control mosquitoes. It also discusses other native fish species that may reduce mosquito populations.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fa202

FA161 Use of Ovaprim in Ornamental Fish Aquaculture

FA161, an 8-page illustrated fact sheet by Roy P. E. Yanong, Carlos Martinez, and Craig A. Watson, explains for ornamental fish producers the mode of action and considerations for the use of ovaprim, a hormone product used as a spawning aid. Includes references. Published by the UF Program in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, December 2009.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fa161

FA16/FA031 Ammonia in Aquatic Systems

Revised! FA-16, a 5-page illustrated fact sheet by Ruth Francis-Floyd, Craig Watson, Denise Petty, and Deborah B. Pouder, informs aquarists, aquaculturists, and hobbyists about this important water quality parameter, its affect on fish health, the nitrogen cycle that eliminates ammonia from water, how to test for ammonia, and how to manage an ammonia problem. Includes references. Published by the UF School of Forest Resources and Conservation, Program in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, February 2009.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/FA031