can the fish CHOOSE to go in there or not?? who decided to empower them with a fish-wizards tower so that they may gaze out onto the realm of humankind????? this is too much power for any aquatic vertebrate to hold!!!
they can totally leave and swim around in the pond if they want to. this is considered a form of enrichment even, which half-answers question number 2. i can assure you though that the knowledge of the air-world they can gather from the observatory will not be used for evil nor good, as the noble quest for more pellets overshadows such trivial affairs.
what are the man-made concepts of good or evil, what is a false dichotomy, in the face of the one true power in the universe: PELLETS
Intellectually I know that just about any species that lives in social groups and engages in mutual grooming as a bonding activity will probably enjoy scritches, but on an emotional level I was unprepared for that category to include fish.