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Re: NFC: Rosy reds

At 06:25 PM 1/15/99 -0500, you wrote:
>are rosy reds livebearers ?
>I have seen some that have the elongated fin like a guppy
>how easy are they to raise ?
>I use them as feed fish and was wondering how easy they are to raise
>as they are cheap enough in the pet stores , but not when you take in
>account the 30 mile trip to get there

I have raised Rosy Reds in an outdoor pond.  They seemed to breed pretty
easily.  They are egg layers.  They're simply a xanthic form of the fathead
minnow, Pimephales promelas.  The wild, gray color form is commonly
available at bait shops.  Have you tried that as a food source?

Mark Binkley
mbinkley at earthling_net		<))><
Columbus Ohio USA