Scientific Name: Pimephales promelas
Ease of Care: Easy
Approximate Arrival Size: .5 to 1.5 inches
Approximate Full Size: 2 to 3 inches
Diet: Will readily accept flake food
Rosy Red freshwater fish are most often used as a feeder fish to feed carnivores and piscivores, but they can also be kept as an aquarium or pond fish quite easily. The Rosy Red goes by many different names: Rosey Red, Rosy Red, Fathead Minnow, and Tuffy, just to name a few. This freshwater fish is very easy to care for and is tolerant of a wide variety of temperatures if it is to be kept long term rather than being used as a feeder fish.