Mosquito Larvae

My goldfish love mosquito larvae. And quite honestly that was what I had hoped when I bought him. I bought him for our outdoor pond. I bought him for our outdoor pond because, the tadpoles were not eating the mosquito larvae. The tadpoles were only eating the green algae. Which I thought was very nice of them but apparently they did not (yet) eat the larvae. So, in goes the goldfish and within two days, maybe three all the larvae were gone and I had one happy little fish. All was well. Then one day, a few weeks later, I saw a tadpole sucking at the side of my goldfish. So, I called a two different fish specialty stores and got the same answer. “Not good, Tadpoles trying to either suck off the algae from the fish or eat the fish. Best to move the fish.” Dang. So, now I have a lovely indoor fish aquarium with a beautiful goldfish. And a small pond with tadpoles and more mosquito larvae than ever. So, I go out there every day, several times a day to net the mosquito larvae and give them to my goldfish; which he gobbles up like potato chips! And every time I go out there, I am amazed at the life force of our more tiny creatures. When I walk up to the pond they are all floating at the top. They need to breathe air. So, part of their body is out of the water as they float. Then the larvae, feeling the tadpoles run around, sense a danger. And they actually dive to the bottom of the pond and then stop moving. And my attempts at netting them  becomes a fair fight. And I am happy to reminded daily that even our smallest of creatures on this amazing planet want to live. Fight and struggle to live. They, that have the shortest of seasons, want to be present for their moment. And I stand amazed and think if a larvae has that capability how great is ours. 

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