Yes for those avid fishermen out there the red shiner is used as a bait fish in many regions of the USA. However when these fish are bred for the aquarium trade they are a bit pricier. Rainbow shiners do well in ponds and aquariums where the temperature does not get above 80 degrees. Hardy schooling fish, the red shiner will eat flake and pellet food. These fish will not show much color until they reach two inches.
- Scientific Name: Cyprinella lutrensis
- Origin: South Carolina
- Lifespan: 7 Years
- Max size: 2 1/2 inches
- Food: Flake
- Shipping Size: Approx. 1 inch