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Fathead Minnows

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Black Fathead Minnows (Pimephales promelas) also known as tuffies or blackhead minnows a variety of minnow used primarily as a feeder fish providing a healthy food source to feed other aquatic pets. We have both a small (0.5"to 1.5") minnow which is great as feeders and then a larger 1.5-2.5" minnow that is better as bait. 

If we are out of a certain size of black fathead minnow be sure to see if we do have our rosie red minnows in stock as they are just a pink version of a fathead minnow.

Pictures shown are a good representation of our minnows, but not the exact ones you will receive.

RESTRICTIONS: Minnows are restricted from being shipped into WA. It is the buyers responsibility to check all local and state regulations and restrictions. 

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Black Fathead Minnows (Pimephales promelas) also known as tuffies or blackhead minnows a variety of minnow used primarily as a feeder fish providing a healthy food source to feed other aquatic pets. Minnows are usually .5 to 3 inches in size and are perfect for stocking a pond or to use as feeder fish or bait for crappie, perch, bluegill, or bass. Minnows are omnivores and mainly eat zooplankton and phytoplankton, but will eat all types of small dried and live food. Fathead minnows are fractional spawners and spawn throughout the spring and summer once the temperatures are about 65 degrees. Their high reproduction rate make them an excellent stocking choice.

Born and Raised in the USA
All Toledo Goldfish live tadpoles are born and raised on a family farm in the USA. Our farm locations and fish are health certified to insure you are receiving a quality product.


Toledo Goldfish provides FREE SHIPPING on all goldfish, koi, crayfish, minnow, tadpole and snail orders. We process orders for arrival to your door Tuesday - Friday. We currently utilize FedEx and UPS. We cannot ship products to PO or APO addresses.

Orders placed by 10AM EST Monday - Thursday will ship same day, with orders being placed after the cut-off time shipping the next day. (Orders placed after 10AM EST on Thursdays will ship the following Monday.) 

Live Arrival Guarantee
Toledo Goldfish guarantees your tadpoles will arrive to you in excellent condition or we will ship replacements or refund your purchase. Step by step acclimation instructions will be included with your order to help insure a smooth transition for your tadpoles. If you have any issues with your shipment you can reach us at

Please note: This item is a living being. We hope your aquatic creature lives a long, happy life! But there is always a chance its lifespan will end prematurely. Before you buy consider the possibility of disappointment about the lifespan. These are live animals and may not survive shipments in extreme heat or cold. We do package our shipments well, but please postpone your order if daytime temperatures in your area are below 45° or above 90°. DO NOT RELEASE AQUATIC CREATURES INTO THE WILD.

Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Arrived in great shape!

Well packaged and the live minnows arrived in great shape. Thanks for the communication regarding shipping/delivery tracking!


The fish arrive great! Thank you, keep up the great work and don't change a thing.

Happy & Healthy Minnows

I am a dedicated loyal customer of Toledo Goldfish with over 10 orders. I am always pleased with the fish and service I receive.

Shipped within 24 hours

Received within 24 hours and they came double bagged with two ice packs to keep them cool. Putting these in a pond for the game fish and am looking forward to establishing a forage base for my pond.

Great company with arrive live guarantee

Very impressed with the fathead minnows ordered. I didn't count the whole 500 but considering delivery was quick and only two out of the bunch were dead I am overly happy. Sizes were all adequate to what was ordered and all seem healthy. They were acclimated and placed into an empty pond established for a little over a year. They will hopefully build a bait forage for my black crappie fingerlings that will be added soon. I will likely order twice a year from this company for the first few years to ensure good forage. Very pleased and will recommend.