View Full Version : Pond bottom feeders

05-16-2016, 10:38 AM
I have 600 gallon pond....what can I put for bottom.feeders? Something to help clean up some.

Mog Carns
05-16-2016, 01:24 PM
Goldfish probably.

05-16-2016, 02:00 PM
Ok referring to things like snail's or like we use in tanks , pleco, cory etc...so what do u use in a pond is my question

05-16-2016, 07:08 PM
goldfish and koi will stir up the bottom and keep it a bit clean, but withoutpowerful fitration they wont clean it too much

Mog Carns
05-17-2016, 09:00 AM
American Pond Snails?

It's kinda the same question as "What do you put in an aquarium?"

The answer largely depends on if you are bringing the livestock in for the winter, or leaving everything out year round?
How much direct sun will the pond get during the summer?
600 is going to be something like a 7-8 foot circle 3 foot deep? Smaller and deeper? Bigger and shallower?

This determines how hot it is going to get in the summer, and how cold it will get in the winter.

Mountain does it professionally, I would listen to him.

05-17-2016, 12:07 PM
I think anything we use in a tank would have to be pulled out in a few months. Like what mountain said power filtration is what you probably need.