Is this pond big enough for about 20 goldfish and some frogs?

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  1. Voobwm

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    I’m “moving” a pond in the middle of the garden to the edge. The current one is quite big so I’m also making it smaller.

    our current pond has about 20 goldfish and a couple of frogs. I’m hoping the frogs continue to use the new and lay frog spawn still.

    my wife thinks the pond size is too small for wildlife. See attached image. Its 10ft long, 4ft wide and not quite 2ft deep at its deepest.

    I don’t want a massive pond again. Is this one big enough?

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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    I'd say yes, mine is probably not much bigger and the goldfish have multiplied year after year.
    Hate to think how many fish are in mine, but is probably something like 40 of various sizes.
    Some tiny black ones from last year and the fish were spawning a couple of weeks ago.
     
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    • Voobwm

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      I was quite happy and satisfied today when I thought I’d finished it only be told make it bigger. Hell of a job not looking forward to doing any more. I might just extend the far end but keep it shallow, for plants so kind of extends it but not for fish.
       
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      Looks fine to us, plenty big enough, the wildlife will move across no problem, they can 'smell' the water; sure the other half is not after a swimming pool ? :biggrin:
       
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      Mine is only 20inches deep at the deepest point and the fish have overwintered without much trouble for the last30odd years.
       
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