Years ago when these little critters were introduced to Texas as legal bait fish sold from Arkansas's largest minnow farm, Anderson Farms, I kept a few and put in my MIL's little fish pond.They are about a foot long now and have" met w/ a few Goldfish. Now what we have are pet Black and Gold Hybrid Salties. My MIL and FIL ( FIL just passed away 7 hrs. ago) took care of them just as if they were their own children, he had such fun w/ them. Mr.E. Thomas (85)..you will be missed but never forgotten.