Fathead Minnows (Pimephales promelas) 500 Count Box Shipped FedEx Air to NY addresses ONLY!
Certified Fathead Minnows shipped FedEx Air to your door (Monday-Thursday) When Available.
Live 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 ship safely for 36+ hours, but they should be released as soon as delivered.
Please prepare for delivery by having someone available to accept your order of Fathead Minnows from your FedEx 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 safely. In the rare case of an unfortunate situation, please notify us within 2 hours of delivery by email.
The Fathead Minnow is found throughout the United States. Its small size and abundant reproduction make 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 Fathead Minnows makes them an excellent choice for stocking where predatory fish are present. One-year-old fish range in size from 0.5 inches 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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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 Fathead Minnows 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 2023 NY DEC certified disease-free and have been for more than 13 years in a row.
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The box of minnows arrived with certificates of health (of the minnows) and clear instructions for how to position them in our pond. We’ll see how hungry for mosquito larvae they will be this summer!
Very happy with the order👍
I recently ordered a shipment of $5 00 fathead minnows. They arrived about the time that they said they would. I was a little bit disappointed that the ice had totally melted and a few didn't survive but all in all I'm quite happy.
I intend to get more minnows in the spring and to restock the pond with bluegills and bass when I think it's appropriate. I will be anticipating using you in the future.
Very helpful and polite