Fathead minnow

The fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas) is a species of temperate freshwater fish belonging to the Pimephales genus of the cyprinid family. The natural geographic range extends throughout much of North America, from central Canada south along the Rockies to Texas, and east to Virginia and the Northeastern United . Chemical alarm signal ‎ Breeding ‎ Use as aquatic toxicity. QZw6SmU5-8Q Lignende 20.

Lastet opp av MrReyno Tanks Some basic info on the care of fathead minnows in home aquariums. Includes Overview; Comprehensive. The fathead minnow has stout half-rays in front of the usual rays on the dorsal fin and the scales on the back between the head and dorsal fin are small and squished together. There is a dark spot of pigment on the first two or three dorsal rays about mid way up the fin. For many years, fathead minnows have been used largely as bait or as food for other aquarium fish.

Fathead Minnow (Pimephales promelas) – Species Profile. Recently, they are beginning to be regarded as aquarium pets themselves. They also go by the name rosy-red minnow (admittedly a nicer name than fathead).

Because they are growing in popularity, it is important to know . North and Central America: Over much of North America from Quebec to Northwest Territories and British Columbia in Canada and south to Alabama, Texas in USA, and Mexico. Widely introduce including in Colorado River drainage in Arizona and New Mexico, USA. Not present on Atlantic and Gulf slopes between . Fathead minnows are found in every drainage in Minnesota.

It is the most common species of minnow in the state. They live in many kinds of lakes and streams, but are especially common in shallow, weedy lakes; bog ponds; low- gradient, turbid (cloudy) streams; and ditches. These habitats often have no predators and low . Range Description: Throughout much of North America, from Alberta and Northwest Territories to Quebec and New Brunswick, south to Alabama, Texas, northern Mexico (Chihuahua), and New Mexico; introduced in Colorado River drainage (Arizona and New Mexico), Mobile Bay drainage (Alabama), and elsewhere, .