Problem Algae

Problem Algae

Problem Algae

Algae are primitive plants that exhibit no true leaves, stems or root systems. When algae grows in abundance it is easily observed changing the water color or forming surface mats. Algae can easily cover a ponds surface. There are several categories of algae.

Planktonic - The type that changes the water color. Usually green (pea soup) or brown or even red.
Filamentous - The type that is mat forming. Prior to forming surface mats it may appear as stringy strands beneath the surface often attached to dock legs, plants and rocks.
Branched - The type that looks similar to a plant. Branched or Chara type algae generally grows densely along the bottom suppressing most other growth. See the descriptions below.

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Problem Algae

Filamentous Matted Algae

Filamentous Matted Algae

Filamentous Algae is found commonly in water bodies worldwide. This algae type generally floats on the surface of the water. It can easily attach it self to rocks, dock legs and boat hulls.

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Pea Soup

Pea Soup

Pea Soup grows entirely underwater, except for a small white flower that blooms during the summer. It is very dense and limits visibilty.

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Chara-Branched Algae

Chara-Branched Algae

Chara is bushy, textured algae often mistaken for lake weed. It does not root, but floats under the surface of the water.

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Swimmers Itch

Swimmers Itch

Swimmers Itch is caused by a free swimming parasite which results in severe itching and red welts. You'll know it if you have it!

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