Aquatic plants. One of the benefits of aquatic plants is algae control. They take up the nutrients algae eat, provide shade, and clean the water. Algae need nutrients, sunlight, and unhealthy water to thrive.
Careful fish feeding. Feeding your fish too much too often can lead to algae blooms. Leftover food breaks down and dirties the water. Feeding too often makes your fish use the bathroom more. This makes the water even better for algae blooms.
Regular cleaning and maintenance. Cleaning and maintaining your pond will help keep algae levels down. Clean ponds are healthy ponds that don’t support algae growth. Maintained ponds continue to work well so they can keep themselves clean.
Aeration. Aeration helps prevent stagnate water, moves the water, lowers the temperature of the water, and makes the water healthier overall. It disrupts what algae need to grow.