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Minnow Identification

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Minnow Identification

I found about two dozen of these minnows in our alfalfa field about 50 feet from a 1/4 acre pond on our property. They were in some shallow runoff, all alive. I had thought all the bass had been killed a few years back with the hard winter. Anyway, are the silver ones bass? What are the dark minnows? We never stocked anything but bass in there that I can remember. Very curious as to what these are. 

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5 minutes ago, jighead said:

Minnow Identification

I found about two dozen of these minnows in our alfalfa field about 50 feet from a 1/4 acre pond on our property. They were in some shallow runoff, all alive. I had thought all the bass had been killed a few years back with the hard winter. Anyway, are the silver ones bass? What are the dark minnows? We never stocked anything but bass in there that I can remember. Very curious as to what these are. 

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Well thank you all. I was wondering if that could be a fat head but wasn't sure. I am not familiar with the stickle back. Do the bass eat them as well as the flat heads? Are there any problems with them in a small pond?

 

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I thought the top one was a dace as well.

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Thanks you for the links on the charts! It is a great way to get all the minnows side by side and see the subtle differences!

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