How to Treat and Control Pond Algae
Another way to get rid of green algae is by introducing a competing organism, such as mosquito fish or tadpoles. These creatures will eat the algae and help keep it under control.
If your pond is infested with blue-green algae, you will need to take more drastic measures. You may need to drain the pond completely so you can disinfect it. To do this, simply dig a hole in the ground large enough for the water to drain away.
Algae can be a serious problem in any body of water, so it is important to pay attention to its development and take action fast if problems arise. The consequences of ignoring algae can be fatal for both plants and animals, so always act carefully and responsibly once you have identified algal overgrowth.
A very common problem with many people’s ponds is algae blooms which can quickly cover up ponds
Pond owners often find that their ponds are covered in string algae. This type of algae gives off strands that float on top of the water and can prove difficult if not impossible to remove manually. Fortunately, there are certain fish that feed on floating algae strands known as “goby minnows.” If you introduce these creatures into your pond many of them will reproduce and keep the algae population under control.
No matter what type of algae is present in your pond, be sure to take action as soon as possible. Left unchecked, algae can quickly take over and make your pond unusable. By following the tips above, you can effectively treat and control this pesky problem.
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