Pond Boss Magazine
Newest Members
Linacat, rivershed, glc482, RGC3, deewayne2003
15419 Registered Users
Forum Stats
15419 Members
36 Forums
35575 Topics
485062 Posts

Max Online: 1039 @ 03/28/13 02:44 PM
Top Posters
esshup 24027
Cecil Baird1 20043
ewest 19351
Dave Davidson1 13387
Bill Cody 12367
Who's Online
9 registered (Shorty, anthropic, DonoBBD, Bobbss, Rangersedge, John Fitzgerald, NEDOC, Rick O, RGC3), 230 Guests and 492 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Topic Options
Pond about three years old turning red
Image Details
Poster Jim Puckett Offline
Posted 08/12/17 08:05 AM
our pond is turning red really nasty looking, is stocked with blue gill, red ear, small and large mouth bass. We have tried Barley and we have to bottom air kits in it can you tell us what may be wrong or what we need to do?
Dimensions 226x127
Size 31.81 KB

#478103 - 08/12/17 10:11 PM Re: Pond about three years old turning red [Re: Jim Puckett]
Bill Cody Offline
Field Correspondent


Registered: 04/18/02
Posts: 12367
Loc: Northwest Ohio - Malinta OH
Your pond likely has one of the reddish species of algae probably a single cell planktonic type. Your pond algae is a perfect example why barley straw and aeration are not silver bullet fixes nor good control methods for many of the algae species.

Edited by Bill Cody (08/12/17 10:12 PM)

#478175 - 08/14/17 10:25 AM Re: Pond about three years old turning red [Re: Jim Puckett]
Jim Puckett Offline

Registered: 08/12/17
Posts: 2
Loc: IN US
So what would help clear it up or is it something that will happen in the summer

#478180 - 08/14/17 10:57 AM Re: Pond about three years old turning red [Re: Jim Puckett]
TGW1 Offline

Registered: 09/19/14
Posts: 2291
Loc: Harrison Co. Texas
Last summer my grandson and I took a trip to Washington DC in the corvette. He is a History buff and so we stopped along the way at different civil war battle grounds. I wish I could remember which battlefield we stopped at where they had a pond called Bloody Pond. This red colored pond was located in the hart of the battlefield. And from my interpretation, the pond has been bloody red going all the way back to the war. And because of this forum, when I saw the pond, I pretty much figured it was due to the algae ewest describes here. Might not have been, but that was my thinking at the time. And if anyone is interested, the Battlefield that most impressed me with all the monuments and etc was at Vicksburg Mississippi. If you ever get a chance to visit that place, do it, don't drive by, stop and see it.

Sorry JP, I am no expert when it come to killing off reddish colored algae but there are some experts here and I am pretty sure they may have a suggestion soon.
Do not judge me by the politicians in my City, State or Federal Government.
Thank The Good Lord the government in Washington DC gets little done.
Outlawing guns will make a lot of us down here in the South
Outlaws and proud of it



Today's Birthdays
Recent Posts
Hungry Red Ear
by Shorty
11 minutes 8 seconds ago
New Pond Construction In Jefferson Co, Mo.
by Bobbss
34 minutes 1 second ago
Raising diffusers off bottom for night aeration
by Shorty
Today at 08:46 AM
Light brown water
by RGC3
Today at 08:30 AM
Chronicles of stocking Hybrid Striped Bass......
Today at 07:59 AM
Pole Barn update
by Dave Davidson1
Today at 06:21 AM
Female only LMB concept debunked?
by Dave Davidson1
Today at 05:56 AM
Never been much for fishing, but maybe someday....
by snrub
Today at 01:58 AM
Pond Mission Impossible?
by PerryNZ
Today at 12:34 AM
3 year old bg size
by scott69
Yesterday at 10:47 PM
Newly Uploaded Images
Help ID this fish
Crayfish monster.
Turkey Pics
Question on pond draining
King Fisher
Tree Swallow grooming---Female Red-wing black bird

2014 POND BOSS INC. all rights reserved USA and Worldwide