Fathead Minnow

$20.80

Name Fathead Minnow (Pimephales promelas)
Availability April-October
Stocking Rate up to 40 lbs./acre for new ponds and up to 80 lbs/acre for stocked or established ponds
Weight Pricing (1 lb = 1 quantity)
1-19 lbs: $20.80
20 - 39 lbs: $20.00
40 lbs+: $19.20
 

Description

Fathead Minnows provide excellent forage for most game species, averaging just 1-3 inches in length at adulthood. It is recommended that they be stocked on a regular basis to insure proper feed ratios for game fish. To observe minnow populations, check around your pond in early spring. Minnows will school in warmer water at the edges of a pond looking for feed which primarily consists of algae and plankton. Spawning occurs when the water temperature reaches 65 degrees F and continues throughout the summer as many as 5 or 6 times. Flat stones or boards which have been propped up facilitate spawning and provide cover and therefore should be added around the edge of your pond in 1-3 feet of water. Males, usually darker in color during spawning, will pick up and deposit eggs on the underside of flat surfaces with hatching occurring in 5-6 days. Minnows make excellent bait and will help to control mosquito populations as well. Approximately 200/lb.

NOTE ON SHIPPING FISH: If you would like us to ship your fish directly to you, you must be within the following states: New York, Pennslyvania, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, Delaware, and Ohio. Shipping is calculated at checkout and only offered to ship overnight.

Additional information

Weight 6.25 lbs
Dimensions 2 × 2 × 2 in