If so, they will love the smorgasbord you are providing for them.
I've spent the last week digging out my original small fishpond (about 10'W x 6'L x 4'D) with 'shelves' or 'steps' for shallow rooted plants and laid the new liner into it two nights ago so the sun the next morning would soften it up to make it pliable to work with.
Got it all laid out and began filling it yesterday morning and put a few larger river boulders onto the shelves. Got the feel for how much higher the back of the pond was compared to the front so started building up the front higher to accommodate covering the shelves completely without it overflowing the front span, then left it as is for the night.
Today I will be laying down the rest of the boulders on the shelves, leaving room for pots of plants, and then doing the top edge of the pond all the way around with other boulders that will hold the liner in place. Then the front 'wall' of the pond will be finished off with building a rock wall instead of just the dirt that it is now....both for appearance and also to keep the dirt from washing away or weeds taking over. I don't want plants in that wall unless it's some type of ground cover that will creep along in between the rocks/boulders and not get tall so anybody walking up to the pond (since it's built into a hillside) will be able to get close enough to see the fish and waterlilies...and the frogs...easily.
The other three sides will have multiple plants all around that I dug out prior to fixing the pond and will be putting back, such as hostas, water irises, etc.
Just went out there to make sure the water depth I left it with stayed put with no leaks going on and I already have a resident frog swimming around in it. I didn't even have to put out the 'vacancies available' sign......
I have another 'homemade' fish pond further over in the yard but it will have to wait until at least next year as it's pretty large and the damage done to that one was extensive over the last couple of years of neglect, including the liner needing to be replaced. The liner for it will be around $400 or better now but will be much stronger than the last cheapy one I had in there. That pond is about 15x12x6 so I will need nearly double that size for the liner because of the depth of the sides all the way around and shelves inside. Hopefully, when I'm ready for tackling it, I'll get some help with it since that is definitely not a one-woman operation.......lol