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LyzzaRyzz 07-08-2012 12:53 AM

Rosy Red Minnow with Mask on?
 
Rosy Red Minnow with Mask Vid1 - YouTube

rosyred with mask 2 - YouTube

So, I have this Rosy Red, whose helping me cycle my tank.

Ive gone though 75 rosies to get the three i have, and they have been QT'd for well over two weeks before i added them.

Since the store, this rosie has had a black hood over its head, its scales are black.
They two colors of Rosy Red minnows ar ea pinky peach color and a grey silver color.

I have no idea where this black hood may have come from!
Or, are these not really Rosies?

Varkolak 07-08-2012 02:38 AM

The rosy reds at my local store are pink or light brown, it could be a local color variant but its not uncommon for feeder fish to have odd marks from inbreeding as well as breeding with other minnow species so the black mask isn't normal but it isn't unthinkable

LyzzaRyzz 07-08-2012 02:59 PM

Hmm..I actually really like his/her mask, i specifically asked for that one, and they lady at the store looked at me weird. She was litk arent you using these for food?
Lol.

Varkolak 07-08-2012 07:46 PM

One mans trash is another mans treasure - works for feeder fish too :lol:

LyzzaRyzz 07-08-2012 10:43 PM

D love to have a tank specifically for them...how big a tank do you think I'd need?

Varkolak 07-08-2012 10:45 PM

they get 3 inches so you'd be fine with most decent sized tanks 30+ gal depending on how many you want


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