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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-08-2007, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
 
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Question Help!!! Emergency!!!

this isn't exactly a fish question, but one night I left the lid of my one gallon tank opened (there weren't any fish or snails in it), and a misquito (i know i spelled that wrong) came and layed eggs in my tank. now the eggs have hatched but the lid is on and the tank is in my room.


how do I get them out???





I can't let them out in the house!
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-09-2007, 09:51 AM
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I'd say they have nothing to eat and will die fairly quickly. Or you could crack the lid enough to spray something in there??

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just take it outside and open it.

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well if the eggs just hatched they in the larvae stage..

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Just take it outside and dump it. You said you have no fish or snails. I wouldnt add any fish to eat the larvae up...that water cant be too good. Mosquitoes ususally lay eggs in dirty stagnant water.

...or did you never notice them in the larvae stage after they hatched then passed the larve and pupae stage and now they are mosquitos ready to fly? (hard to imagine you didnt notice all that going on!)
If so...take it out and dump it. Its only 1 gallon, right?
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From your profile....

Who's in Your Zoo?:
1 Betta Fish 5 Mollie Fish 3 Guppys 1 labrador retriever 2 beagle 2 ducks

Where do you keep your Betta, Mollies and Guppies and Neon Tetras (the neons you mentioned in another thread you just got some)?

Just curious.

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I'd dump it soon. Even though there is a lid on it, your house might be full of mosquitoes anyway....those things are TINY and depending on the size of the mesh on the lid, some might have already gotten out.

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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-09-2007, 10:32 PM
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Since its just a one gallon, and theres nothing in it, i would just take it outside and dump it like everyone else said.. DON'T spray anything in it, or add anything extra to the water. cuz it will make any future fish sick, no matter how well you rinse it.

Dont Mosquitoes only lay eggs in still water? Just outta curiosity , why did you have a tank of water without a filter or anything sitting in your room?? you might want to run an air line or something to it next time to keep the water moving.



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thats what i pointed out as well...that mosquitos usually lay eggs in dirty stagnant..and like you mentioned...still water.
I wouldnt be able to stand that in any room.
I would have tossed the water out a long time ago.
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Thank goodness, only one of them ever hatched, and it died, so I just completely emptyed the tank. I refilled it so soon I will be able to put my male betta back in it.

Thanks everybody for the help!
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By the way:
I don't understand why they layed eggs in my tank because the tank had just been filled that morning, so it was perfectly clean. But I was waiting for the water to condition, thats why it was still.

Also, Luvnature, about the whats in your zoo, I was going to get ducks so I put them on there but then I decided not to. But the mollies and guppies are in a 20 gallon tank, the two neon tetras are in a ten gallon tank, and the betta is right now in a one gallon tank because I had to his tank, but by tommarro he will be in my 5 gallon tank again.
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those larvae could have made great food for your fish though..i wouldnt have worried about it


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