River minnows in aquarium?
Has anyone tried keeping wild-caught minnows in an aquarium? I've been watching the ones at a river near us, and here's what I know about them;
They seem to prefer groups, although I occasionally see loners.
They stay mostly on the top inch of water, unless scared.
Their diet consists of bugs, bits of algae, assorted dead aquatics, and the stuff they pick off rocks, so a fairly standard omnivorous fish diet.
They seem to mostly stay under 2", although I've seen a couple huge ones that were just about 3".
I've seen them with various other fish, so they appear peaceful.
They might be mosquitofish.
I think minnows are cute, and 3 or so would make a nice addition to my tank. From their habits, I think they would probably school with either my danios or my pencilfish, and they would probably be happy with frozen food. Any imput?
My adventures in keeping Indostomus crocodilus, the crocodile toothpick fish. AKA armored stickleback, paradox fish, and freshwater pipefish. Care is (to the best of my knowledge) exactly the same as Indostomus paradoxus.