Aphids on pond plants????

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    SO i went a away for four days and came back to my entire pond covered! we had 4 water lettuces and now over the past month the whole 15 ft by 5 ft pond is covered, which is great to me, however, bot they are COATED in aphid like little bugs! it looks terrible and im worried about the rest of the yard.. anything you guys recommend besides taking it all out? thankfully the lotus's are planted in a upper and separate part and not coated... thanks
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    Why are you worried about the aphids in the pond? If the lettuce is healthy there is no harm.
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    well because every single leaf is covered, the lettuce and the Hyacintha, and i know aphids are bad in the normal garden and wasn't sure if they are bad for the koi
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    I would guess the koi would love the extra protein! Aphids can't hurt a fish, they eat them. You could try spraying the plants with water to rinse some of them off.
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    I agree, the fish will love them.
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    well maybe that explains why they have grown so much this summer :)
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