Is there anyway I can empty or partially empty a garden pond without killing frogspawn?

| August 17, 2012 | 2 Comments

Question by Joanna M: Is there anyway I can empty or partially empty a garden pond without killing frogspawn?
I am in the process of moving fish to another pond and just noticed that there is frogspawn in the pond. I don’t want to kill it so I’ve been trying to catch the fish one by one but this is proving difficult. Is there any way I can move the frogspawn or leave it in and just partially open the pond?

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Answer by lisa m
syphon with a filter on the end? good luck

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  1. Queen of Sheba says:

    If it was me, Joanna, I’d scoop the fish out one by one but you will damage the jelly with the eggs in it.

    Siphoning it from the very bottom might work if that’s convenient for you give it a try.

    I suggest an easier way if you aren’t in a hurry. Put a screen cover over it to keep new eggs from getting laid and waiting a week or two. All the tadpoles will hatch and grow little leggies and hop out. Then you’re home free. Its just a matter orf keeping new frogs from laying more eggs.

    IF it was me and I was in a hurry and couldn’t wait for them to hatch and grow, I’d get a very small mesh net and pour all the water into the net and the spawn will not go through it. You can put it into some water catchment .

    Thanks for being kind to creatures. We need more people like you on this planet.

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