Pond weeds

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 


  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge WearsidePosts: 2,409

    Hi Cornishpixi,image

    Is it dying or has the weed just gone?

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

  • cornishpixicornishpixi Posts: 58

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

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,727

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

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • cornishpixicornishpixi Posts: 58

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

  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge WearsidePosts: 2,409
    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...
  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,892
    Our fish are eating the oxygenating plants like I never feed them. Must be tastier than it looks!
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