I love my goldfish
as precious as gold.
I hate the green water;
they obscure my gold!
I love the green water…
as precious as emerald.
Without which my goldfish glitters not...
in full splendor and glamour!
|OK! Lets cut the crap and excuse the
attempt to inject some life and suspense into the subject we are going to share with you.
However, this lousy poem really depicts our love and hate dilemma for the green algae
There are numerous species of algae going by very complex scientific names. What we are
preaching is the kind of free floating single celled (unicellular) algae, not those hairy
ones that got attached to rocks or mediums. These algae are very easy to cultivate in the
outdoor. What that is needed are strong sunlight and enough goldfish to provide ammonia
the food source for the algae.
Under the correct condition with ample sunlight and ammonia, the green algae grow at a
very rapid rate and it obscured the sight of your beautiful goldfish. As such, many
aquarists consider them a nuisance and invested in much time, money and effort to get rid
of them, often without very good success.
Ironically, in China and Japan, champion goldfish and koi farmers spent so much time and
effort just to cultivate the green water that many aquarists are trying desperately to get
rid of. Ponds are fertilized by burying dead and decomposed fishes or enriched with manual
just to get the correct hue of green.
So there must be very good reasons for the goldfish farmers to
cultivate goldfish in green algae water. The following pages list
the main advantages and disadvantages of green algae water...