Fathead Minnows (Pimephales promelas) HATCHERY PICK-UP
Certified Fathead Minnows (Pimephales promelas) HATCHERY PICK-UP
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Smith Creek Fish Farm is centrally located in Western New York about an hours drive from Buffalo and Rochester. The hatchery and retail pond supply outlet has 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 to hold your bagged fish. Truck delivery of trout, game fish and forage is available in the WNY area, when orders meet our deliver 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 2020 NY DEC certified disease free and have been for more than 10 years.
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Fathead Minnows are shipped safely in a double wall corrugated box (with insulation and ice packs when temperatures are above 80 degrees). Your fish are safely secured in 3.5 mil double bottom sealed polyethylene bags containing pure oxygen.
We pack your fish to safely survive 36+ hours, but they should be released as soon as delivered. Please prepare for delivery by having someone available to accept your order from your UPS delivery person OR leave a note indicating a cool, safe place to put the box until you arrive home to release your fish.
We 100% guarantee your fish will arrive alive. In the rare case of a DOA situation, please notify us within 2 hours of delivery by email. Unfortunately shipping costs are not refundable.
The fathead minnow is found throughout the United States. Its small size and abundant reproduction makes it an excellent forage fish. The fathead minnow will spawn throughout spring and early summer.
Reproduction can be aided with the use of sunken ever-green trees or stacked pallets. The rapid rate of reproduction of this species makes it an excellent choice for stocking where predatory fish are present.
One year old fish range in size from 0.5 inch to 3 inches depending on temperature and food supply. Fathead minnows become sexually mature at 1 to 3 inches and seldom exceed 3 inches.
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