Fruit Flies

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Fruit Flies

Post by hermiwormi » Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:24 am

With the tat being warm and humid, it's becoming the perfect environment for fruit flies to want to come in. I don't want them laying eggs in my tank and disgusting maggots crawling around. Will MSW work against fruit flies and prevent maggots? I haven't seen any maggots yet, but I've seen one fruit fly so far. Would any maggots harm the crabs or my isopods in the tank?

5 PPs: Koa, Moja, Siam, Chella, and Ozark.

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Re: Fruit Flies

Post by wodesorel » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:09 am

Saltwater doesn't do a lot against fruit flies. Keep up with removing old food and make sure they aren't hiding fruit. A fruit fly trap right outside the tank will nab the adults before they reproduce. (50% cider vinegar, 50% water, and a drop of dishwashing soap in an open cup.) The maggots are completely harmless and the crabs will eat them as well!

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Re: Fruit Flies

Post by hermiwormi » Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:04 am

Whew, maggots harming my crabs was my biggest worry. So it's kind of like mold– harmless, but ugly to look at.

5 PPs: Koa, Moja, Siam, Chella, and Ozark.

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