Posted: 18/08/2014 at 19:04
Couldn't agree more Dove.........first time for many years I've had fish in a pond.
I moved into this house ( or Pond ) in the winter. It must have been at least 4 or 5 months later that I even knew there were any fish in there !
The house had been empty for a year or more so no one to feed the fish or faff about ( tho I understand the previous owners were somewhat erratic gardeners.....I did find a very useful stainless steel wok in the pond along with other less useful stuff ).
The Newts enjoy the fish eggs and although they also munch on the frogspawn, I've had plenty of Froglets every year. The fish also happily eat their own spawn so I'm not seeing a problem at the moment.
The fish sort themselves out ......they were obviously managing before I came along so at the moment, I'm just going with it. I really don't have the heart to turf them out and if everyone else is happy, I'm happy too
As a PS tho, I'm not recommending my pond as the ideal way to go for a real wildlife pond............if you can start from scratch, much better.