Gardens Grass carp
HAVE recently heard about keeping grass carp. Will they keep the
algae growth down in my pond?
certainly will! In fact they will keep anything green down, including
your water plants and the grass around the pond, as far as they
can reach out of the water.
However, These fish
require special permits and are not really the sort of thing you
want in an ornamental pond. They are great at controlling weed problems
in dams and canals when used properly and that is where they belong.
Gardener, Issue 94, 2002, Page 22
Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH.