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Fathead Minnows

(pimephales promelas)
The Fathead Minnow
Fathead Minnows can be one of the most important fish in your pond.

Fathead minnows is a great management tool to get your new pond or lake up and running. Fathead Minnows can reproduce 3 to 4 times in a season.  They roughly have a 14 month life span.  Fathead Minnows can be stocked at 10 pounds per acre of water.  They can help complete a food chain between your Largemouth Bass, Bluegill and Channel Catfish if they are stocked.  Another reason Fathead Minnows are a great forage base is they stay small.  They will not get any larger than the length of your finger and never turn in to a predatory fish.

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