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Calmwaters 08-20-2010 06:02 PM

Rosy Red Minnow...
 
I know I know its a feeder fish but I was looking at them today at petsmart and I think they are pretty. Do you guys know anything about them? Would it be ok to put some in my 55 gallon? I am just begining my research on them but was thinking about adding them instead of the Rummynose Tetras.
Just wanted to add I would of course quarintine them for a few weeks before adding them to my tank.

CaliforniaFishkeeper 08-20-2010 06:30 PM

Rosy Red Minnows are really quite beautiful. I would suggest QT for twice normal duration though... possibly with some type of all-round meds. They're more likely than not to have various diseases and parasites.

Calmwaters 08-20-2010 06:38 PM

Thats kind of what I was thinking to.

CaliforniaFishkeeper 08-20-2010 06:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Calmwaters (Post 451825)
Thats kind of what I was thinking to.

You've inspired me to look into them more too... I never even LOOK at the feeders at the fish stores. o.O

Calmwaters 08-20-2010 10:23 PM

They really are pretty and I think they would look in god in my tank with the other fish but I need to learn more about them first. They seem like they would work as far as ph, temp, ect. But I have read different info on how big they get most places I have read says 3 inches but I have also read 6 inches. Need to make sure on that first.


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