container pond fishes
I'd like to add a half-barrel pond and a few fish. I keep reading two different things about goldfish - that they get too big and that they only grow to fit their habitat too - it can't be both at once can it?
Which other freshwater fish could be added instead ?
Also there is a nesting pair of herons by the river, I've actually seen one perched on a chimney a few blocks away near the downtown - would they bother with a container pond full of tiny fish? Not too worried about other animals, the tomcat keeps them away but doesn't really bother hunting often.