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UnityUnity Posts: 5

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I’ve got leaches in my garden pond. Are they harmful to frogs and newts? How would I go about cleaning out the pond without losing my blood supply?

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  • waterbuttswaterbutts Posts: 1,214

    Don't worry Unity, they aren't medicinal leeches, I'm pretty sure, so they aren't after you. They have been in our pond for years and I've never seen them attached to any of the fish or the frogs or newts. It's a bit of a mystery to me what they do live on,  but they certainly thrive.

    They seem to just be part of the little eco system in there and I just let them get on with it.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,625

    As wb says, all part of the eco system. Amphibians and leeeches and all the rest have lived in the same ponds for a long time now

  • FoolioFoolio Posts: 94

    Yep I agree!! They pretty much attach themselves to anything like pots, stones, weed, algae but I've never seen them on fish, frogs or terrapins!   I'd say they are goodies :0) 

  • UnityUnity Posts: 5

    Thanks to you all for your useful, reassuring replies.

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