Update on the toad issue, it seems they are asian common toads
and I lost 5 fish in my main pond from eating the single eggs which I dislodged while removing them.
I relocated the eggs to my smaller pond with around 30 fantails because I felt bad now of which now only 4 are still alive. Is there any way of stopping them without fencing around my pond?
maybe something like diatomaceous earth which dehydrates insects is there anything that toads avoid ?