I live in an apartment complex and we have a really nice goldfish pond. No one takes care of it. The pump has been burned out for over a year now and the maintenance man says he's got to get a new one. Well......... in the meantime, the water is green from algae, but it has water lily plants growing in it. It had only five goldfish in it last year so I purchased 10 more. Well, they are all healthy and last spring about 3 of them had babies and I had about 40 little babies in there. Most of them survived. I am the self-appointed caretaker of this pond and buy the fish food (since most of them are ones I bought). They seem healthy and all wait for me to come feed them every day. I call them and they come to me and even get their mouths out of the water sometime. I want to take good care of them. I l live in northern Louisiana.