Keeping Midgets in check
  • ShukriShukri October 2010
    Posts: 4,881
    All ponds are susceptible to Midgets infestation. Some ponds are more severe than others. Dimillin, Masoten, Parasite Killer can temporary kill the bloodworms (which are the larvae). I found out that periodic spraying the filter chambers with 'water based' insecticides are also effective to combat the nuissance Midgets. Regular cleaning of the filter chambers also help.
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  • etanoetano October 2010
    Posts: 471
    Bro spraying filter chambers with insecticides? Are you sure about this?
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  • AndySittAndySitt October 2010
    Posts: 560
    I remember Shukri was using a solution call Parasite Killer. Infact I used it before and it was great but the midgets keeps coming back after several weeks. 1 way I found effective was using lots of hiblows in the filter chamber.. the turbulence seems to reduce the midgets. I also bought MidgeX but found it ineffective.

    Jeff from Arowana uses lots (hundreds) of guppy in his pond.. Midge free...

    Post edited by AndySitt at 2010-10-06 06:45:04 am
  • DanleeDanlee October 2010
    Posts: 694
    Bro Shukri,

    I do find a lot of bloodworm in my filter lately. Should I be concerned?
  • ShukriShukri October 2010
    Posts: 4,881
    If there are no midgets flying by the thousands around the pond and the house, there is no issue.
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