Australian Native fish for water bowl


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I’d like to add some comets to our pond just for colour but they eat the rainbow roe and fry so I won’t. The rainbows breed freely in our pond and they don’t eat frog eggs.
If you get some good matting aquatic plants then you should be able to keep some larger fish in there as well. When I was younger my mother had a pond that had a ton of breeding guppies in it (in Sydney, they actually do OK in the Sydney winter), as well as some much larger fish. The guppy fry would hang out in the aquatic plants until they were big enough to go it in the open. Some would get eaten, but they are such prolific breeders that it barely dented the population (probably kept the guppies in check more than anything). How many rainbow fry do you have? My mother's pond was so dense with guppies we had to periodically take them out and give a hundred to the fish shop.

Frogs eggs are a different story I guess, they could get chomped by larger fish, but then generally they will lay in the weed mat too... though tadpoles are kinda stupid when it comes to keeping hidden.
 
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I have about 20 fry now and another 40 fish at various stages of growth. I think the kookaburra get either frog, fish or tadpoles every so often. and we have lizards skulking around too. Thanks for the advice. I’ll keep it in mind.

We have far more frogs now than we did when we had goldfish. But that might be for a number of reasons.
Sounds like your mother had a fabulous pond!
 
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