Florida Pond Management and Aquarium Fish Advisor were key players in the recent Global Pet Expo in Orlando Florida. The topic under discussion at the Global Pet Expo, attended by over 60,000 pet industry and wildlife professionals was natural solutions and elimination of environmentally unfriendly chemical solutions.
Florida Pond Management developed a method of using mosquito fish as well as common aquarium fish like guppies, swordtails, mollies and white cloud mountain minnows to control mosquitoes in backyard and community ponds.
Barter Rewords founder Tate Carson commented “Florida Pond Management is a great member of the Barter Rewards family, and their commitment to natural solutions to pond management is a credit to Barter Rewards commitment to a better world.” Barter Rewards is the world’s leading barter community of businesses, who recently expanded into New Zealand and Western Canada.
Aquarium Fish Advisor, a popular tropical fish website owned and operated by Dr. Thomas R. Reich, a PhD Ichthyologist based in Orlando Florida, commented that the Florida Pond Management solution should be the solution to the mosquito control problems in all small bodies of water.
At the Global Pet Expo in Orlando Dr. Reich commented “using common aquarium fish in small ponds can seriously increase the interest in tropical fish and control mosquito infestations. “ “At the end of the season not only are mosquitoes in check, the mosquito larva has helped grow some of the most beautiful examples of tropical fish to bring indoors for the winter, fish that will make you proud to be part of the hobby” The Global Pet Expo also showcased many tropical fish for the aquarium.
BlackWater Aquatics, a store in Orlando Florida specializing in Tropical Fish and Aquatic Plants, has a large variety of fish that that eat mosquito larva. One species they recommend for the summer months is the Paradise Fish “The Paradise Fish is a labyrinth type, air breather, in their natural environment, the rice patties of Southeast Asia, they can survive very stagnant water, and thrive in almost any quality of water”
The World Pet Expo, Florida Pond Management and Aquarium Fish Advisors gave many tropical fish enthusiasts a lot to think about this week. With a bit of knowledge and care for the environment, we can control mosquitoes without extensive use of chemicals and promote the tropical fish hobby fish in the process.