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Old 07-08-2012, 01:37 AM   #11
 
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Rosy reds get big? I thought they were from 1.5-2.5 inches?
I have three of them in my 45 right now, they helped me cycle my tank.

I can agree with the fact that they produce more waste, they never stop pooing! Their like mini plecos!
But i actually really like the rosy reds...
They are a neat fish, and noone really gives em a chance, since they are 'feeder fish'. I love their rosy colors, and even the silver, or fathead, versions are adorable, though ive yet to get a silver one to survive. Ive had to go through 75 rosy reds to get the three healthy ones i have now.

One of them has a mask, though. I was wondering what he may be crossed with? Its actually his scales are black. I have a video ill load up that shows him/her.
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Old 07-08-2012, 01:46 AM   #12
 
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Rosy Red Minnow with Mask Vid1 - YouTube

rosyred with mask 2 - YouTube
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Old 07-08-2012, 10:15 AM   #13
 
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Well they don't get huge like goldfish, but they will get a little larger than most people would assume. Rosy reds (which are light-colored fathead minnows) will grow between 3 in and 4 inches long in the aquarium. If you love these guys and want to put them in a pond, you could get a few to be put in a pond in the spring. They make a surprisingly good pond fish. I actually have the wild form in the streams and rivers where I live.
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Old 07-08-2012, 04:40 PM   #14
 
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Wy the spring time? if i keep the kiddie pool indoors?
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:25 AM   #15
 
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If you keep it there permanently, it would be fine, but I thought you wanted to put in a pond with rosy reds.
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:59 PM   #16
 
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The pond we have has koi and goldfish in it.
The kiddie pond would have just rosy reds in it.
The plants would be in both...
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