Fish Pond Is Green?

My fish pond is green. I treated it with algaecide, but it didn't help. I have plants in it and just added tadpoles and snails. Is there anything else I should do? Or do I just wait and let them work?


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July 2, 20200 found this helpful

In larger ponds like you have there should be an algae fish in the pond that will eat the algae in the pond to help keep it clean. Plus in backyard ponds you need a filter system in the pond that will circulate the water and filter out the pond all the time. This really helps to keep these ponds clean. I would like to suggest that you go to a pet store and speak with them about the necessary items that are needed to upkeep a pond and keep it clean and healthy for your fish. Ponds are like an aquarium and they need regular cleaning and special pomps to maintain the cleaniness of the ponds.

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July 2, 20200 found this helpful

We use this natural straw, called Barley Straw. It comes in netted bundles and will last up to a season with 1 or 2 depending on the size of pond.


You can find at some pet stores, eBay, and Amazon. Here is a link to helpful info -

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July 3, 20200 found this helpful

I did not see where you stated the size of your pond and the size will make a lot of difference in what you will need to clean up the water and keep it clear.

You have added tabpoles and snails so I take it that you do not intend to add fish. That is probably a good idea at least until you have your pond cleaned up.
Are you buying plant and supplies from a specialty aquarium/fish store or maybe Petco or PetSmart? These are the best places to shop as they usually have more knowledgeable people that can help you find what you need.


It may be a good idea to visit one of these and explain everything to them and let them help you find what is best for your pond right now. It's not a good idea to just keep trying different things as some of these may not work together properly and cause even more problems.
But remember; algae will not disappear overnight unless you use strong chemicals.

Be sure to take a picture of your pond to take with you when you shop and also try to estimate the size of your pond as these will help someone find the best solution for your problem.

I have had ponds of all sizes and each one required different solutions to keep it clear and healthy for plants and fish.
I like Barley Straw and it's inexpensive & a natural solution but it may not be the complete solution to your problem.


True pond plants really help with keeping a pond clean and they give fish and snails places to hide and get out of the sun.

Some of my ponds had a lot of sludge and I had to buy treatment tables to clear this up - not all ponds have a lot of sludge so check yours out - it can get a foot thick if the pond is very big.

You can use a filtering system or a pond vacuum with some ponds but this is a decision that will be made according to the size and location of the pond and if electricity is available.

ThriftyFun receives similar questions so maybe some of the answers here will help you.

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July 4, 20200 found this helpful

There is a liquid product called Aqua Shade you put into the pond and it turns the water green and it's safe for plants and fish. The pretty teal green water stops a lot of the algae from forming especially in hot weather and reduces its production.


A gallon will last years as it doesn't take a lot if your pond is a little over 15 to 20 ft circumference. We used it all the time until we moved and most farm supply stores sell it.

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