Maintaining just the right environmental balance is vital to the health of a pond as well as any fish or plants who call it home. Oxygen is crucial to the process. Though this element occurs naturally in water, a number of factors can cause it to run a bit thin. Your pond is always ready and willing to tell you when this becomes an issue if you know which warning signs to be on the lookout for.
Algae Runs Amok
As oxygen is used, whether by people or other living things, certain byproducts like carbon dioxide are created. Unfortunately, water and this particular gas are among the primary materials algae needs to grow. When carbon dioxide content outweighs that of oxygen, algae become free to take over a pond, so if you see an unusual burst of algae, it’s a sure sign oxygen is low.
Ponds are ecosystems, …