Posted: 21/12/2012 at 19:08
The first pond my daughter made had fish in it and then, eventually, when they all died we moved the pond. Needless to say, fish were never bothered with again and it's been the best thing ever for the rest of the pond wildlife. We now have newts, frogs, toads, freshwater shrimp, etc, and things that I wouldn't like to have a nip from. All in all it's the best thing we ever did by not restocking with fish. Many a happy hour is spent staring into the water and discovering loads of life that just wasn't there when the fish were - including some plants that just couldn't get to grips with being fish food. Only problem now are snails. We put 4 in and they breed with a vengence! All sizes are abound and some are real beauties! They lay eggs on absolutely everything and are thriving! No, I don't miss fish at all!