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Name: James
Status: other
Age: 50s
Location: N/A
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Date: 1999-2001 


Question:
How-Dee from Montana,

I have a small 4x8 foot concrete pond. Plants and gold fish live and thrive in this pond all summer. During the winter, I let the freeze over. The pond plants and fish survive in the bottom, which dosen't freeze. Green algae forms in the pond. Last fall, I noticed a redish color on the upper sides of the concrete. This spring I found all of the gold fish frozen in the ice. After draining the pond, I noticed dried-up redish gunk on the pond sides.............

Could this be a killer type of a red algae? Help.


Replies:
Different sorts of info. Possibly helpful:

http://ext.msstate.edu/anr/wildfish/fisheries/redtide.html

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ehp/ehd/catalogue/general/iyh/algea.htm

You might want to check with your local agricultural extension office.

Anthony R. Brach, Ph.D.



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