Posted: 09/09/2014 at 19:10
You can have both fish and wildlife but as Fgirl says, you do need a large pond. I inherited fish with my present pond and couldn't rehome them. For preference I wouldn't have the two together. However, my pond is still an excellent and very active wildlife centre so happy enough with it
It is true that the fish will eat some frog spawn but in fact, so do the Newts......I've watched them tucking in and enjoying. Some always survive tho as evidenced by the number of this years "Froglets" . At a push, you can always keep some spawn in a container until tadpoles which gives them a slight edge.
If you feed your fish ( which I only do rarely ), you will also notice that the Newts are also partial to a free lunch as well