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Pea Soup!
#531416 03/03/21 10:02 AM
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Our pond froze over during that Texas freeze a few weeks ago. It thawed about the time all the snow melted.

The minnows I put in just before the freeze are doing fine and I even see tiny little ones.

Before the freeze, the water was nice and clear. Now it is pea soup.

Is this a spring turnover? New pond syndrome? Will it correct itself or do I need to add a chemical? If so, what?

I had planned on getting a few HSB when they are available. Then a couple or more tilapia later. Can I still?

When we put Soilfloc in the pond, we took out the aerator. Should we put it back?

Thank you for your help!

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Sounds like a phytoplankton bloom.


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Chandler, what color is the pea soup? Does it have what look like splashes of neon paint, or bright green, or is it more olive/brown color?

Phytoplankton blooms can be good -- I fertilize every year to encourage my own -- or bad, if they are the toxic cyanobacteria, blue-green type. If not easily describable, you may wish to post a picture. We have experts here who can probably identify it for you.


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Chandler1 #531469 03/04/21 07:43 AM
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Here's a field guide that might help...

Pond Scum Field Guide link...

https://www.townofchapelhill.org/home/showdocument?id=28866


Fish on!,
Noel

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