Do Fish Help Keep Horse Water Tanks Clean?
Q.I recently purchased a farm with large stock tanks in the pastures. Right now, they’re pretty gross and need a good cleaning. I’ve heard many people put fish in their water troughs to help prevent algae build-up. I’m considering doing this; however, a friend said doesn’t because fish feces negatively affect water quality. Is this true? Or do fish really help keep troughs clean?
A.In certain locations, adding fish to troughs is very popular due to the anecdotal belief that they help keep water tanks cleaner for longer. Additionally, some owners add fish as a way to reduce mosquito larvae that might be present in water—especially in larger troughs that have less surface movement
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