I have a small garden pond (1x1m and a foot deep) that is surrounded by plants that bear red/orange flowers/fruits. When the chili plant became mature, the chili peppers just fell off into the pond where they started rotting.
There are 3 types of aquatic plants in the pond that provide oxygen. It always rains here so there's no need to have a direct source of fresh water. I have guppies, swordtails and mollies that have been there for two years already. There are unwanted snails and frogs too. There haven't been any dead fishes until the chili pepper started rotting in the pond. Did the chili kill my pond fishes?