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- Sep 17, 2021
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Just dig the pond deeper. When My wife and I lived in Nashville, I had a 6 foot wide by 25 foot long by 4 feet deep pond made with a big waterfall. I too just bought the feeder goldfish. They grew massive within 2 years. The pond being 4 foot deep kept predators from getting the fish, as they could swim deep and far to escape from anything that was on the banks of the pond. I never had any problem with mosquitoes, either. Anything that landed on the water surface was instant fair game for 15 hungry goldfish.AI might be the solution. I need a heron model. ; )
Tried a bunch of different things over the years... fishing line zig-zagged across which they don't like, motion activated sprinklers, etc. Some things work but they're more of an ongoing pain in the ass for me just to try to prevent a once every few years attack. Pretty much gave up. Fish are 5 for a $1. Easier to just replace them. Since I've had my cams I have been able to run them off more often when I see them starting to come around. They tend to be persistent little f'ers though.