The Rosy Red is essentially an orange-colored Fathead Minnow. This color variation occurs naturally, but rarely.
Fish farmers in Arkansas have successfully bred a pure strain of these minnows. However, because of their recessive genetic traits, successive generations in your pond may lose some of their coloration.
Rosy Red Advice:
Stocking rates and all other recommendations are identical to those of Tuffies: we recommend stocking about 25 pounds (about 5,000 each) per Surface Acre in new ponds without a forage base.