August 11, 2005

Today's Pond Q&A

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Today's Pond Q&A

In this issue:

- Algae- Looks like green fiberglass?

- Fat Goldfish- eggbound or not?
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Question>

You already know what it is it floats to the surface and I skim
it off it grows back do I need to be concerned? My pond seems to
be doing well, I just added some reqular ole goldfish.

any advice?

Dave & Judy Colfesh

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Answer>

There are some Microbe Lift products which will work in
controlling and removing algae for you. You don't necessarily
need be concerned as it won't harm the fish, but it doesn't look
that nice, does it? It is definitely a form of algae, either
blanketweed or string algae.

Microbelift PL and Barley Straw Pellets (or Extract) work
together
to eliminate the nutrients that algae feeds on without harming
humans, plants or fish in the pond.

- Carolyn

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Question>

Dear Carolyn,

I have a goldfish that I have had since June and I’m quite sure
it was pregnant. It is very fat, however it is still very fat
and appears to be very healthy. Shouldn’t it have laid the eggs
by now?

Thanks,

Brenda

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Answer>

Brenda, I am not sure what type of goldfish you bought, but some
are just built with large bodies and not necessarily ready to
spawn. Goldfish are known for their prolific regeneration
properties, so I can't even venture a guess as to the real reason
the fish is fat, but if a fish is female, doesn't lay the eggs in
this season, she will simply reabsorb them and try again next
year.

- Carolyn


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Posted by bfogle at August 11, 2005 11:54 AM
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