Keeping fish (rosy red minnows) in water pools?

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Keeping fish (rosy red minnows) in water pools?

Post by FJrocks003 » Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:45 pm

I recently bought some feeder fish for my snakes but they wouldn't eat them. I now have some random fish just sitting in a bucket and I'm not sure what I should do with them. I was wondering if I could keep them in the freshwater bowl of the hermit crabs, there are 6, 1/4 inch, minnows and the bowl is 1 gallon. I have no intention of setting up a new tank just for some fist that escaped being snake food so... don't really have many options. Would this work?
My 5 crabs: Dilly (ecuadorian, medium-small), Flame (purple pincher, medium), Fleck (purple pincher, medium), Bubbles (blueberry, medium-large), Indigo (blueberry, large-extra large).

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Re: Keeping fish (rosy red minnows) in water pools?

Post by JoeHermits » Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:56 pm

Minnows grow to be several inches long and require adequate filtration. I don’t think this setup would work in the long term.


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Re: Keeping fish (rosy red minnows) in water pools?

Post by FJrocks003 » Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:33 am

JoeHermits wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:56 pm
Minnows grow to be several inches long and require adequate filtration. I don’t think this setup would work in the long term.


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I do have a filtration system in place on the pool, so that's not an issue. I have a pond in my yard but I'm hesitant to add them there because last time we added some new fish they passed some disease onto the coi which kill a lot of them... maybe I can just keep them in the hermit crab bowl for a month or two too make sure their free on disease then add them to the pond?
My 5 crabs: Dilly (ecuadorian, medium-small), Flame (purple pincher, medium), Fleck (purple pincher, medium), Bubbles (blueberry, medium-large), Indigo (blueberry, large-extra large).

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