Minnows are a wonderful choice to offer forage for ponds that have recently been stocked with larger fish like Bass or Bluegill. Care must be taken to add them to the pond at the appropriate time to allow them to grow and spawn before being eaten. An added bonus: They help reduce the population of mosquitoes and other unwanted insects in your pond!
At Live Aquaponics, we offer several varieties of Minnows, including Fathead Minnows, Golden Shiners, and Mosquitofish. These hardy fish can withstand a wide variety of temperatures.
Fatheads prefer temperatures of 50° to 70° F and a pH range of 7.0 to 7.5. Golden Shiners can tolerate temperatures as high as 104° F, unusually high for a North American minnow. And Mosquitofish can tolerate water temperatures between 33°F and 104° F, but prefer temperatures around 80° F and water with a pH between 6.5 and 8.0.