unknowen species

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    mikedd

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    Hi everyone i have a very fine sieve just below where water exits pond filter, everyday i check whats coming through and i'm finding hundreds of what looks like minute prawns and fresh water snails has anybody experienced this ?
     
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    I get lots of tiny snails .birds deposit everything .
     
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    Same here, lots of snails. I never put any in the pond.
     
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    I've started pulling lots of hyacinth from the pond and I'm seeing everything from worms, snails frogs salamanders and a cray fish that was the biggest surprise. I should add I have the hyacinth everywhere from the 3" water depth bog to the shallow stream and floating in the ponds
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Snails yes prawns no. Too bad the prawns aren't the kind you can eat or maybe they are if you let them grow? Yum!
     
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    Thanks Guys and gal's i have been depositing them in pond as it appeares my larger Koi love them
     
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    Prawn cocktail :smug:.
     
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    The minute prawns are probably amphipods/ gammarus shrimp. Signs of a healthy pond/ecosystem. As you found fish love to eat them.

    I have snails, worms, amphipods all over the pond hiding in the root systems of plants. Snails aren’t quite as prevalent, as they are on the terrapins menu in my pond.
     
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    I am amazed at the diversity of bugs or what ever they may be I keep finding in the pond it's pretty cool.
     
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    Agree, reminds me of reef tanks with deep sand beds. All the life that is found in well set up pond/ecosystems is fascinating.
     
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    Oh please I beg of you don't get me thinking back to my reef tank . That was 20 plus years ago I remember well the amazing creatures I would find in the tank. buying live rock and god only know what would be found down the road. I remember having some pink stony hard coral appear on a piece of live rock. and a fish I had never bought all I could think of was he had to come on a piece of live rock as plankton and in time grew to size. I would spend hours and hours gazing into the tank.
     
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