The Golden Shiner Minnow (Notemigonus Crysoleucas)

Golden Shiner Minnows can be found throughout most of the US. Much like the fathead minnow, the golden shiner exhibits abundant reproduction. Unfortunately, this species is slightly less tolerant of extreme environmental conditions.

Golden Shiner Minnows can be found in large schools around submerged structures where they primarily feed on zooplankton. Live Golden Shiner Minnows spawn several times throughout spring and summer. Golden Shiner Minnows 200 Count Box

Spawning can be aided with the use of structures such as sunken evergreens or stacked pallets. The abundant reproduction of this fish makes it an excellent choice for stocking where predatory species are present.

Golden Shiner Minnows are significantly larger than fathead minnows (up to 11") and are preferred by large predator fish.

How To Buy Golden Shiner Minnows

Smith Creek Fish Farm is centrally located in Western New York about an hour's drive from Buffalo and Rochester.  The hatchery and retail pond supply outlet have seasonal hours for fish pickup and walk-in customers. Our expert fish packers will oxygen bag your fish for easy, safe, and stress-free transport. 

We do suggest bringing coolers or totes to hold your bagged fish.  Truck delivery of trout, game fish, and forage is available in the WNY area when orders meet our delivery minimums. We also safely ship, by UPS Next Day Air, many of our fish species including triploid grass carp and crayfish

Unfortunately, we ONLY ship fish to New York addresses.  All of our fish are 2022 NY DEC certified disease-free and have been for more than 10 years.

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