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Pond Leeches

    …and invertebrate animals feeding on their blood. Of the 700 different leech species the majority live in freshwater environments like your swimming pond. Leeches love to live in the debris at the bottom of your pond. In all that muck accumulation they get comfortable find food and hide from…
    pond will not only bring you lots of fishing fun but it will also help keep algae weeds insects leeches and worms under control. Creating a Balance To properly balance your pond you should stock your pond with three prey fish like perch or bluegill for every predator fish such as bass. This pond
    …neighboring ponds. Duckweed and leeches commonly hitch a ride on the feet of water foul like geese and ducks which are then introduced into your pond as they loiter in your yard. Whether or not you should let geese use your pond depends on what you want to use your pond for. If you use your pond for…
    …into your pond and the importance of aeration: 1. Aeration reduces pond muck As a pond ages nutrients accumulate at the bottom of the pond and become muck. Not only is muck unpleasant to see or feel between your toes but it can also give ponds a bad odor and provide habitat for leeches. Aeration is…
    …insects leeches and worms. However they also need supplemental nourishment particularly if you're growing them for sport. What to Feed Keeping your pond stocked with a good ratio of prey to predator fish and even adding minnows from time to time will keep a natural balance to the pond. For tips…
    …of your pond. After removal there are proactive steps you can take to slow down the impending weed and algae growth. Decrease the amount of re-growth by using treatments of MuckAway™ and Pond Dye. MuckAway™ beneficial bacteria will eliminate bottom-of-the-pond muck that fertilizes pond
    …the beach shoreline or pond bottom. The MuckAway pellets sink below the water's surface and dissolve releasing hungry beneficial bacteria that instantly begin consuming and digesting the settled debris. MuckAway is perfect for spot-treating trouble areas and controlling leeches by destroying their…
    …breeding ground for leeches as they love to grow and burrow in the muck. Why is Muck Stinky? Muck tends to have a rotten egg smell to it. Those odors are common in ponds that are not aerated particularly during certain times of the year. In the summer and winter non-aerated ponds stratify into…
    …up of fish waste decaying plants and other organic materials that accumulate at the bottom of your pond. Over time the sludge can build to be inches or thicker and become a great home for leeches. To find out more about how muck is formed please click here for our article What is Muck. The good news…