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|algea eater for a small pond|
I just set up a small pond....may be 75-100 gallons.....i have a comet gold fish and some miinows in it.....have some live plants, but don't want to over crowd it....it has been set up for a few weeks.....but algea is starting to grow on the side of the pond.....i can get baby snails but don't goldfish eat snail........what would be a good algea eater for a small pond?
|Posted 21-Jun-2010 12:23|
Small Fry with Ketchup
Never had my goldfish eat snails, but I suppose it depends on the size of the goldfish and how tasty the snails look.
How cold would the pond get? I had some algae building up in our tank and ended up having it picked clean in an hour or two by some swords.
Some algae should be good for the pond, the goldfish will pick at it a bit (better the algae than the plants!). Any surface covering plants like lilies would reduce how much sunlight gets into the pond and may reduce the algae as well. Fast growing plants like hornwort are also good as they can outcompete the algae for the nutrients in the water. Goldfish being heavily herbivore should help keep the pond from being overgrown by the plants.
|Posted 22-Jun-2010 01:44|
had some algae building up in our tank and ended up having it picked clean in an hour or two by some swords.
do you mean swordtails....like the tropical fish? i live in North Carolina....i think they would die in the winter....and my tank inside has oscar..they would definatly die in there....
|Posted 22-Jun-2010 12:00|
Small Fry with Ketchup
Yes I mean swordtails.
You could have a small 20 gallon to have them overwinter in.
The pond may still just be adjusting, I wouldn't get too worried about a little algae. Snails would really be your best option if you aren't planning on bringing them in each winter. I only ever had MTS in with my goldfish they never bother them.
|Posted 23-Jun-2010 04:39|
i threw in some chemicals to kill the algea...all better now...
|Posted 01-Jul-2010 12:23|
"i threw in some chemicals to kill the algea...all better now..."
Actually, probably not. Unless you did a huge water change,
killing off algae can polute your pond or tank. And, if
you have not eliminated the causes, it will come back.
I suspect that Babelfish was correct in her thought that
the pond was just settling in.
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