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03/06/2014 at 19:10

Our oxygenating weed is dying - well its dead actually, all the fish are fine and the other plants marsh marigolds water hawthorn are fine, put some more weed in at the weekend and its gone anyone any ideas why please the pond is approx. 19ft x 12ft we have goldfish koi and orfs. Thanks 

03/06/2014 at 19:49

Hi Cornishpixi,

Is it dying or has the weed just gone?

If it is disappearing it might be that the carp are eating it?

03/06/2014 at 20:26

Its disappearing never had them eat it before but we put in 2 new carp 1 is a grass carp and 2 orfs.

03/06/2014 at 20:36

Grass carp eat pond plants - that's your culprit! 

03/06/2014 at 21:03

Thanks for that - think chips might be a good idea!

03/06/2014 at 21:05
My mother used to have carp that would pull plants right off the shelves they were sat on to dislodge them from the pot. These were just ornamental carp. They are quite fond of vegetation I understand...
03/06/2014 at 21:16
Our fish are eating the oxygenating plants like I never feed them. Must be tastier than it looks!
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