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how do you sex minnows??

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Mine all look much the same, but the females are a bit bigger and fatter. Also males more brightly coloured. I think. They like to school so chances are if bought several, you will have a mix and they will just do their thing. I have some in a tropical tank and have never seen any eggs or babies from them (possibly eaten by tank mates). Those I have the pond outside breed prolifically from spring through to autumn. Adults don't eat the babies so if you just have minnows you don't have to worry about that. But apparently half grown babies will eat smaller babies, and I have seen baby numbers in the pond drop off in late summer when the earliest ones are half grown. Best of luck. They are very pretty little fish.

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