newts and fish ??
We dug our pond in summer last year and were astonished at how quickly waterboatmen, snails, midge larvae and other creepy crawlies appeared from nowhere. We even had a small colony of frogs within 6 weeks until a heron swallowed all but one.
Well, back to the larvae, we decided to buy 4 very small golden orfe to see orfe the larvae, and it worked. But now we have the 4 fatter fish and about 10 newts together with a couple of inseperable frogs.
I keep reading that the fish will make short work of any spawn or young newts. Because of the design of the pond ( we have a 3 foot deep 6 foot long channel running between 2 pools ) I could probably segregate the fish.
Do you wise ones think this is necessary, should I remove the fish or should I just let nature take its course ?
Aren't ponds exciting ???