Re: How to Build and Stock Pond for Frogs?
In my experience, the galvanized water trough will be fine for both fish and frogs. The nursery where I work has kept several goldfish/frog ponds each summer in these water troughs. Sometimes the goldfish even survive the winter with out a de-icer or any type of heater. I’m not sure if there are any long-term health effects – some fish are usually replaced every year (cats, birds, no attempt to keep tank de-iced all take a toll), but we certainly haven’t observed any. They really do make attractive little ‘ponds’, especially if you add some stones and a water-pump. Moving water always sounds so beautiful in the heat of summer.