My 9 little goldfish never come out of hiding. When I first put them in the pond they just swam around and would come up when I fed them. Then I added the water hyacinth and one little lily and now they are always under those plants and won't even come to eat the fish flakes. I think they are eating off the WH, although not enough to hurt the plant any, it's roots are 3 times as big as when I bought it. I fed them for a couple of days after the plants, and they never came up to eat. So, I haven't been feeding the fish food, since I didn't want it to accumulate and make my water worse (it's still cycling, i guess) After some of you suggested that I stopped feeding them. They are definitely growing already too. They've been in there about a week and I can already tell a big difference visually in their size. Anyway, I'm hoping they eventually will come to the surface when they see me. So how do I "train" them without gunking up my pond!?