Algae in ponds

April 5, 2010

I seem to be getting more calls this week about algae in ponds. The good news is that this really should not be of a huge concern at this time of year. The algae will tend to treat itself over time. However, because crawfish tend to muddy the water in ponds, there should not really be a huge algae problem in the first place. I would suspect that if there is a large algae problem, then there is also a very low catch rate (which is the bad news).  So if there is an algae problem, there is not a recommendation that would benefit the overall catch in the pond. 

Keep in mind that if this algae does start dieing off rapidly, the oxygen rates will also lower as it deteriorates. Make sure you monitor the oxygen levels at this time of year, especially if there are cloudy days in the week.

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