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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-13-2004, 06:07 AM Thread Starter
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Algae Eating Fish For A Very Large Outisde Pond

My Grandma has a large outdoor pond... Its a Very Very Large pond that holds Catfish (most are up to 10 - 12 in. long or bigger), Bass, and bluegill.

She has a problem with lots of brown algae surfacing on the outskirts of the pong and some in the middle, she is wandering what is a fish that can survive in a pond like this that will eat the brown algae.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-13-2004, 08:42 AM
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Sounds like a job for adult pleco (the tank busters that people usually give away)
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Yeh plecos are real good at this sort of thing or another scavenger that sounds like it would be required in larger numbers due to a smaller size is the weatherloach.

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She doesnt like measure the Ph or anything like that...

It was measured once by the conservation people about 2 years ago and never since, but all the fish are live and extremly healthy and Im just making sure that if she gets plecos does she need to monitor the parameters.

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A pleco will die if the water gets too cold--it will have to be removed in the winters, and if it's a big pond that will be difficult. Because it's a pond with native wild fish in it, I would check with your local agricultural extension service and see if they have any recommendations.

A pleco probably won't eat the much of the floating algae masses anyway...
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