In our Thai environment, a small piece of nature like this is easy to maintain. No problems with light and water temperature. Mother Natures offers the opportunity here to keep many plants and fish which would be very difficult to keep in the colder climates of Europe.
It is a joy to see how certain plants thrive here. Besides the mandatory sea roses, which are widely sold here on flower markets, the more common plants like round-leafed amazonia and the beautiful ground-covering cryptocoryne wendtii, do very well here.
The fish stock in the pond is simple but lively. Fifty beautiful barbs share their living space with various native fish, apparently in complete harmony and good health.