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What algae is this?
#523665 07/16/20 06:51 PM
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What kind of algae is this? seems to float around the surface in small patches. It the picture the wind has pushed it together.

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I am no expert, but it could be blue-green algae that can be toxic to people and animals, so be careful.

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General appearance looks to be bluegreen and could be any one of about 60 common species. Keep your dogs out of it.


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Thanks. Hopefully the 4.8 inches of rain yesterday dispersed it. If not, what is a potential remedy?


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Remedy? Spray just the surface films with a 5:1 dilution of (water:Cutrine-Plus liquid) or spread some Green Clean Pro granules on top of the down wind film.

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I had this same algae last summer. It made me a bit nervous. I checked into spraying it, but before I could even get spray stuff ordered, it went away. I did shut down my feeder at the same time. I do not know if that helped or not, but it sure went away quickly. I hope yours does as well.


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RES, YP, GS, FHM (no longer), HBG (way too many), SMB, and HSB (didn’t make it. 0 seen in 5 yrs)
I think that's about all I should put in my little pond.

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