In fact, it’s the opposite. Fish constitute 20% of the naturally balanced, holistic, organic ecosystem making up your water garden. They play a critical role in reducing your workload by doing the following:
- Helping control insects by eating them and their larvae
- Keeping plant growth in balance by eating them
- Helping fertilize plants with their waste
- Adding color and movement to your pond
- Making great pets
In other words, taking the fish out of your pond unbalances the ecosystem, which then requires constant work!