Gambusia mosquito fish

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  1. andrew curr

    andrew curr Moderator

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    This seems to be the latest feral invading!my river
    How do i make this problem a solution ???
    They tend to hang out in the shallow warm water
    Perhaps i could use them like sardines/fish paste as per "Ferment and human nutrition":rofl:
     
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    I thought they were pretty wide spread. I use to catch hundreds to feed my turtles. They like running water like a small waterfall. Use hand nets or bait traps but that would only make a small dent in the population.
     
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    that must be why we have a Tortiose plague!!!
     
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    Turtle plague. We don't have Tortoises here in Australia lol.
     
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    Google Turtle Soup recipe
     
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    what defines a turtle/tortoise?

    My blackfella mates recon they taste GR8!
     
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    I always thought turtle water, tortoise land but I think its the opposite in US
    Should have been teenage mutant ninja tortoises
     
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    Australian turtles have web feet. Tortoises have club feet.
     
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    I just heard on the radio they dont like cool water so shade helps!!
     
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    The radio told you a lie. I used to catch the most Gambusia in the coolest and most shaded waters. We would still catch them in the warmer parts of the stream but not nearly as many.

    Unfortunately we will never be rid of Gambusia. Catch as many as you can and feed them to your poultry. The problem is now a solution, it is lowering feed costs and increasing protein. You can also bury them prior to planting corn in a similar way to burying carp except with a far smaller fish but to be honest I think the greatest gains come from feeding them to poultry.
     

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