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So lately I have been noticing an increase in the amount of these little black flies in one of my vivariums. They are definitely not fruit flies and like stated just love to fly everywhere in the vivarium. I was wondering if anyone has experienced something similar.

I am thinking they might be gnats
 

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is there any easy way to get rid of them? I searched and some people suggested CO2. Would anything else work?
 

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Give it time. This too, shall pass. It may take a month or two but they generally go away on their own. In the meantime, if you cut back on feeding just a bit, your frogs may help with the problem.
 
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Give it time. This too, shall pass. It may take a month or two but they generally go away on their own. In the meantime, if you cut back on feeding just a bit, your frogs may help with the problem.
I am such an impatient noob :)

I need to work on my waiting skills. I just hate opening the lid and having a ton of gnats pour out.
 

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They can get out of control. Iv been batteling them for 3 months now and i have finally knocked it down to tolerable. Had to tear down most all new vivs i was setting up and really get proactive about it.

Good luck
 

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Take a empty ff container put one inch of apple cyder vineagar in the cup and place near the viv door or lid .the will be attraced to it and drown thselves in it.works for stray ff'S also
 

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I have had these Fungal Gnats appear a few times, generally after a heavy misting season. For me, they were never swarming, and quite readily taken/controled by the frogs. Believe it or not, a prey item with a lot of movement is more stimulating in the natural hunt aspect of captive husbandry. My frogs love these gnats and the hunt that ensues...

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Give it time. This too, shall pass. It may take a month or two but they generally go away on their own. In the meantime, if you cut back on feeding just a bit, your frogs may help with the problem.
This is exactly how I solved my gnat problem. Like Pumillo stated, feed less and the frogs will help bring the population down faster. It took my 3 frogs less than a month :p
 

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I have had these Fungal Gnats appear a few times, generally after a heavy misting season. For me, they were never swarming, and quite readily taken/controled by the frogs. Believe it or not, a prey item with a lot of movement is more stimulating in the natural hunt aspect of captive husbandry. My frogs love these gnats and the hunt that ensues...

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My frogs ignore them completely. They are too lazy :)
 
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