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Q & A - How to Cure Green Algae Without Harming Goldfish.

Published by Jamie Markoe on December 27, 2013 7 Comments

Goldfish

A customer recently contacted us regarding their Goldfish pond. Below is the question and our response.

Question:

Have small approx. 400 gallon pond a lot of green algae and just pure nasty. I need something that will cure this and not be toxic to goldfish or dogs as I’m always catching them drinking from the pond. Can you help me?

CV, Whitesburg, TN

Answer:

GreenClean Granular Algaecide is a contact option designed for algae control without harming goldfish. Your 400 gallon pond would require ½ cup of GreenClean per treatment. Repeat treatment may be needed to make good contact with all the algae. When applied according to label directions, GreenClean will not harm animals, including dogs.

AquaClear Liquid is a natural, beneficial bacteria that will not kill algae but will strip nutrients from the pond that algae thrive on. By reducing the nutrient level the amount of new growth should be significantly reduced. A 400 gallon pond would require 1 Tablespoon of AquaClear Liquid per treatment. Repeat treatment weekly until desired water quality is achieved. AquaClear Liquid will not harm fish or animals.

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Comments (7 Comments)

In general, most aquatic herbicides and algaecides are designed to affect only weeds & algae.

Some aquatic pests like snails, can host parasites which cause “swimmers itch”. Snails can be controlled with an annual treatment of Copper Sulfate.
Zebra Mussels, are also considered an aquatic pest. Zebra Mussels spread rapidly, filter phytoplankton and can rapidly damage the ecosystem in lakes, ponds and rivers. Pseudomonas fluorescens, a natural bacteria found in AquaClear is being tested on Zebra Mussels in Minnesota with positive results.

Posted by Jamie on September 23, 2014

In general, most aquatic herbicides and algaecides are designed to affect only weeds & algae.

Some aquatic pests like snails, can host parasites which cause “swimmers itch”. Snais can be controlled with an annual treatment of Copper Sulfate. Zebra Mussels, are also considered an aquatic pest. Zebra Mussels spread rapidly, filter phytoplankton and can rapidly damage the ecosystem in lakes, ponds and rivers. Pseudomonas fluorescens, a natural bacteria found in AquaClear is being tested on Zebra Mussels in Minnesota with positive results.

Posted by Jamie on September 23, 2014

We use regular pesticides for pest control in Richmondbut just wondering what the effect of a weed pesticide would be on general pests that inhabit the water? Any thoughts..

Posted by Richard Robinson on September 19, 2014

Aquacide Pellets are a systemic option for Common Cattail control and will not harm dogs.

Posted by Jamie on July 29, 2014

Neither GreenClean nor AquaClear Pellets will harm aquatic plants or your fish pond liner.

Posted by Jamie on July 29, 2014

will either greenclear granular or aquaclear pellets harm the liner in my fish pond? I also have some plants in it…approx. 1000 gallons

Posted by vickie krahn on July 23, 2014

will acuacide pellets for killing cattails harm dogs?

Posted by nathan on July 18, 2014

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