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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-02-2012, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
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Rosy Red Minnow Questions

So, I've been thinking of starting a tank with some minnows. They seem cute and they're pretty inexpensive fish. However, I don't really know what they require beyond that they're cold water fish. Do any of you know what would be a good size for a tank of rosy red minnows? And what about filtration, substrate, and cover? Are white cloud minnows the only possible tank mates for these minnows? I don't really want a big fifty gallon tank, so no goldfish. Can anyone here tell me what a good setup would be for these fish so I can decide if I can set up a tank?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-07-2012, 07:42 PM
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I have no idea. Let's bump this thread and see if we can get you some answers.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-07-2012, 08:27 PM
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you may try going to aqua advisor .com can fill in different tank sizes ,filters and tankmates....sorry don't have first knowledge of minnows.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-07-2012, 09:00 PM
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All I know is that their minimum tank size is 15 gallons and that they are schooling fish

16 gallon - 11 neon tetras, 6 Pygmy cories, 6 kuhli loaches and 1 male Betta
15 gallon - 1 male Betta, 3 platies, and 5 guppies
6 gallon - 1 male Betta

All planted tanks

In My Opinion a Betta deserves nothing smaller than a 5 gallon tank
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-08-2012, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the input, but I kind of gave up on the idea of getting minnows. Even if I had an adequate tank, I doubt I'd be able to keep many of them alive since they're in overcrowded feeder tanks and I don't think I have the experience to treat them for any diseases they might get from that environment.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-09-2012, 03:35 PM
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I don't know much about them either, but if you want to get them still, disease free, and are comfortable ordering them online, I'd try here;
Also, here's a link about them :)

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