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That is a wonderful idea. But actually the fish do not live off the roots of the plants. Most fish are carnivorous, at least partially. Please, feed your fish. I get very upset when I see Betta sold with a plant on top. People are told they do not have to feed them. Well, they are true carnivors. And they should also use a larger area of water. Be kind and always, if you are going to have a pet, even a little dime store feeder fish, feed them and clean them
As an added bonus the frogs will eat garden pests saving on the sprays and poisons you could use! On the point of pond 'critters in winter' - as long as the pond doesn't freeze over they will be fine. Fish are 'cold blooded' so just slow down a bit and frogs will hibernate under rocks, etc. The main problem would be very hot summers when a shallow pond could heat up, 'cooking' the fish. It must be deep enough for the fish to go to lower, cooler depths and not in continuous full sun if you have high temperatures.
What a wonderful idea. I was wondering what happens in winter with the all the little critters that are added to the 'pond'?
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