FATHEAD MINNOWS (Pimephales promelas)
ALIAS: Tuffy, blackhead minnow, minner
IDENTIFICATION: A small mouth, black midline running the length of the body and spot on the dorsal fin are indicative of the fathead minnow.
DIET: Zooplankton and phytoplankton.
SPAWNING: As fractional spawners, fathead minnows spawn throughout the spring and summer once water temperatures reach 64̊F. Females spawn multiple times between spring and fall. Their reproductive rate makes them an excellent stocking choice.
TIPS: A twice per year supplemental stocking is recommended.
30+ lbs. per acre stocking rate is recommended.