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Fathead Minnows

We suggest stocking 100 lbs. per acre and more when game fish are present and organics are high. We always recommend fathead minnows as another preventative maintenance tool and food for other fish. Fathead minnows feed on algae, organic sediment, duck and goose waste, decaying vegetation, leaf litter, and mosquito larvae. Fathead minnows work for you 24/7 eating everything in your pond that you do not want. They help keep your pond clean. They will reproduce 3 to 4 times per season. Fathead minnows need structure like logs, stumps, plants, or fish cribs to hide in and spawn under. If you are not seeing schools of minnows, you probably do not have enough structure and/or minnows. For every 100 lbs. of fathead minnows consumed, your fish will grow by about 25 to 50 lbs. There are approximately 220 minnows per lb. and they average 2 – 3 in. long.  See our structure page for more information about creating and sustaining a healthy fishery.