Welcome to the Algae Corner with me, Dr. West Bishop. Today we’re going to cover the top questions to ask when you have a fish kill. It’s a very unfortunate event, but they do happen quite commonly in water resources. They're never fun to deal with, but there is a lot of critical information to gather to understand why the fish died and to help offset future fish kills in your pond or lake.
Overall, it’s important not to jump to conclusions. There are a lot of interactive factors that can come together, the perfect storm if you will, that can cause these fish kills. So be sure to really gather all of the information you can, and look at it objectively in order to understand what’s going on in your water resource.