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Your Pond Through The Seasons: Stratification Basics

Ponds are dynamic; that is, they are in a state of constant change throughout their existence. This may not seem evident to most as the pond you watch over may appear to look the same today as it did yesterday. But in actuality, your pond is undergoing yearly,...

Is it Algae? Or is it Something Else?

The Frog Blog This is probably one of the most common questions someone may have as they look at their pond. It can also be a difficult one to answer as well considering not all green-looking things in a pond are algae and not all algae is green (Figure 1). So how...

Rainbow Trout

The Frog Blog  - Fish Friday Happy Friday everyone! Spring is here and nothing feels better than getting outside in the (sometimes) warmer weather, stretching your arms, and finding your way to your favorite stream fishing hole for some trout fishing. That is why for...

Should I Buy Koi for My Pond?

The Frog Blog - Fish Friday Many people who own ponds and water gardens on their properties enjoy them for their aesthetically pleasing properties. They become an oasis of beauty and relaxation for those moments when you need to get away. Therefore, it isn’t too...

Pond Depth: A Big Factor in Your Small Pond

The Frog Blog Every treatment season there will always be ponds that are difficult for an applicator to treat. Ponds where no matter what, plant and algae biomass just seem to flourish regardless of what management techniques are employed. Although relatively rare, I...

White Amur or Grass Carp

The Frog Blog - Fish Friday Welcome to Friday everyone! Today we will be looking at a fish that has a lot of aquatic weed management potential and may already be in many of your ponds, the grass carp or white amur (Ctenopharyngodon Idella). Grass carp are actually a...

Starry Stonewort

The Frog Blog - Aquatic Weed Wednesday Welcome to Wednesday! For today, we will be looking into another aquatic macroalgae (like Chara) but this one is a recent invader into Ohio waters: Starry stonewort (Nitellopsis obtusa). The invasive macroalga starry stonewort...

Common Fish of Ohio – Fathead Minnow

The Frog Blog - Fish Fridays! Happy Friday everyone! Today we will be looking into another fish that many of you have likely seen in ponds across the United States and your local bait shop: the fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas). The fathead minnow is a fish that is...