FATHEAD MINNOWS


Mature adult fathead minnows in spawning colours
male (top) female (bottom)

Our healthy fathead minnows have been isolated for years from the wild fishery. No other minnow types are raised in the same water so the risk of disease (or unwanted specie) transfer is quite minimal.

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) prefers the use of fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas) over other native fish species to control mosquito larvae in fighting the West Nile virus. 
Hedley's Trout Farm located in SW Ontario and is licenced by the OMNR to propagate and sell these minnows.

Because these minnows
quickly multiply and seldom exceed three inches in length, they are excellent food for trout, bass, walleye and perch in private self contained ponds that do not have a sufficient food supply.
Fatheads various length in lbs and per US gallon

lengths of fish - inches

    # of fish per lbs     
# of fish per US gallon
1
2,600
20,800
1.5
740
5,920
2
300
2,400
2.5
150
1,200
3
84
672
3.5
52
418
4
34
272

Please Note: contact us for pricing (past prices range from $100 to $120 per US gallon of mixed sizes)
Limited supply: (about 10 gallons per year in gallon lots), now taking orders for late spring 2014. We do not ship and the purchaser must be able to pick up within a couple of days of being informed that their order is complete.

Gloria and Dave Hedley
RR # 1 Belgrave  ON   N0G 1E0
(519) 357-2329
dave(at)hedley.ca