Two years ago I put seven goldfish into the pond. Last summer they spawned and I thought I had six fry. As they got bigger and bolder they swam closer to the surface of the murky water and I discovered that I had about 40! Most are brightly coloured which is good because I would not want to cull any darker fish and they are growing well. The local cat scooped out and half ate one of the original fish a few months ago but the rest are growing fast. They recognise the shadow as I approach the pond and gobble down the food. The youngsters are just about big enough to take the pellets whole now after a year of just nibbling before their parents snatched the food away.