Fish eating algae?


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Can anybody explain why all my fish are eating the algae from my pond sides I recently removed toads quite a few and I wounder if they are looking for eggs to eat. Any answers welcome
 

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It’s normal for fish to eat algae. I don’t think that toad eggs/tadpoles taste very good, so doubt that the fish are looking for those.
 
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Yup its a sign your fish are healthy as is your pond. Both are growing feeding one another.
 
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I have 3 ponds. Pond #1 is made with a preformed liner and has large goldfish in it. I'll let the water get 2-3" "low" before I refill it and my goldfish LOVE it...they will immediately start eating the algae that was previously above the water line. I'm assuming it dries out and for some reason this is a delacacy for them lol I'll literally hear them making smacking noises as they eat it. They eat the other algea too but for some reason they just really love when it has been dried out for a few days.
 
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I have 3 ponds. Pond #1 is made with a preformed liner and has large goldfish in it. I'll let the water get 2-3" "low" before I refill it and my goldfish LOVE it...they will immediately start eating the algae that was previously above the water line. I'm assuming it dries out and for some reason this is a delacacy for them lol I'll literally hear them making smacking noises as they eat it. They eat the other algea too but for some reason they just really love when it has been dried out for a few days.
now that you mention it my fish do seem to find the algae right at the water line most appealing...
 

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