Posted: 02/08/2013 at 09:41
jatnik that is very sad. I don't know the reason I'm afraid - unless something has leached in which has poisoned the frogs but not the fish? I'm sure someone here will know the answer.
TCM - now that's a lovely pic
Nut we had the same problem with the main pond there as it was full of sludge and needed some taking out but it was too big and deep to tackle easily and full of wildlife. We did what we could to improve things without upsetting the natural balance. The previous owners overfed the fish so there was a lot of fish 'waste' in there as well, and way too much oxygenator which it didn't really need as it was spring fed. The frogs used to sit on top of it to ...errr...you know what
My daughter went in (wearing her bikini) with a bucket and she collected quite a lot of blanket weed!