Fish eating pond plants

Fish eating pond plants

Q. Our pond has goldfish in it. Nothing fancy. In the past we had water hyacinth and water lettuce floating around plus oxygenators. The problem is the fish eat the floaters. Any suggestions?

Many thanks,
Alma.

A. If you feed your fish, they will eat less of the plant material in the pond. Also, if you add more lettuce and hyacinth, they won’t be able to consume the plants as fast as they grow. Imagine if you had to eat nothing but lettuce every day then suddenly someone offered to cook you a beautiful four course meal. You’d probably eat less lettuce.