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    Thread: Do gold fish make water unclear?

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      Do gold fish make water unclear?

      Hello friends:

      I have a huge fish-free pond (100 m3) with crystal clear water. No filtration or circulation. The problem is then the mosquito larvae flourishing in it. I wonder if goldfish is a good option to take care of them.

      My worry is that goldfish might stir up the sediment therefore make the water green. I wonder whether they do? I had koi in it before and the water never got clear because of koi´s nasty habit of stirring up the sediment. That is one of the main reason why I now don´t want to have koi in it.

      I will not feed the fish, so I guess that after some years a balance will be reached with maximum possible population of goldfish. Will water still be clear then?

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      Didn't you just ask this same question? I though you were using bleak and orfe because goldfish may
      over populate the pond?
      I think Orlando's point to grabbing a handful of the Gambusia and bringing them inside is that because
      they wouldn't survive the winter, the ones brought inside would start the population in the pond again
      each spring and the cold winter months would prevent any over population of them in the pond.

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      Quote Originally Posted by icu2 View Post
      Didn't you just ask this same question? I though you were using bleak and orfe because goldfish may
      over populate the pond?
      I think Orlando's point to grabbing a handful of the Gambusia and bringing them inside is that because
      they wouldn't survive the winter, the ones brought inside would start the population in the pond again
      each spring and the cold winter months would prevent any over population of them in the pond.

      Thanks for answering here as well!

      I don´t think that I have asked the same question. Since I cannot take out the fish again once I have put them into the pond I just have to think twice, or even third time.

      Gambusia is an interesting option, indeed.

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