Guppy Variations and — Mosquito Control?

The Master Engineer designed many creatures to be able to adapt and make changes so they do not easily die out. One of the move obvious kinds are guppies, the Poeciliidae family. They make changes, but do not turn into something else. Darwin's disciples often falsely call speciation and variation "evolution."

These fish are very popular among aquarists, as they are colorful, not overly sensitive to conditions, and tend to play well with others. The originals were frontloaded with genetic information that is switched on and off through epigenetics. Aquarists like to breed and hybridize them.

Guppy, Wikimedia Commons / 5snake5 (PD)
Interestingly, they like to chow down on mosquito larvae. That means fewer mosquitos which also cuts down on the malaria problem. And you thought guppies were just cute. (Yes, I am using guppy as a kind of catch-all word.) Research is being done to let them feast for mutual benefit, them and us. Also, guppies not only adapt, but do it quickly.
The guppy fish is considered by many to be a symbol of fertility, renewal, and growth. Gambusia are likely relatives of guppies and are known as mosquito fish because they largely prey on mosquito larvae. For a century, they have been used locally and globally in mosquito control. Guppies, Endler’s livebearers, and Gambusia are in the Poeciliidae family and freely interbreed in the wild. They are assumed to be in the same baramin or created kind. . . . The Master Craftsman would give a preload of diversity to help them accommodate whatever is needed, though they must still struggle for survival in a fallen world.

To read the rest of this interesting article, click on "Variation and Adaptation in Guppies and Gambusia." What follows is an Intelligent Design audio in video format interview of Dr. Carolyn Reeves. (She seems nice, and would probably make a great creationist. I'd like to have her over, talk a while, send out for pizza, and watch old The Rifleman episodes.) Several points discussed in the article linked above are touched on in this discussion, and some have a bit more detail.