are up to a foot in diameter. alone or associated with only a few other individuals. google_ad_client = "pub-1346996460368386"; In species that are nest builders, carp, they are seldom eaten. Human connections: The minnow family contains many good aquarium fishes. These range from headwater bogs, swamps, and In addition, fathead minnows can tolerate water with salt in it. Some minnows are plentiful in Pennsylvania. Circular or cup-shaped depressions are excavated by the pit-digging That's right, goldfish are a member of the minnow â¦ Dace (Margariscus nachtriebi), Western Blacknose Dace (Rhinichthys atratulus). and serve as protection. a keel-like crest, which may lie either crosswise or with the current. The habits of the different minnows vary by thrusting their snouts into the gravel and jerking their heads sideways. insects, fish, etc.) Bluntnose minnows spawn repeatedly starting in May and continue into August. lay their eggs on or in the bottom, in algae or other aquatic plants. They act as a supplemental forage food for all other species to jump-start your pond. Fathead. The bluntnose minnow, Pimephales notatus is a cousin to the fathead minnow so that they look similar with a few differences. The smaller minnows usually live only 3 or 4 years; The bluntnose minnow has stout half ray in front of the usual 8 rays on the dorsal fin and the scales on the back between the head and dorsal fin are small and squished together. Other minnows are sensitive to pollution and are indicators of water quality. The bluntnose minnow is found throughout Ohio. may reach a foot or more. The bluntnose minnow (Pimephales notatus) is a species of temperate freshwater fish belonging to the genus Pimephales of the cyprinid family. Two evolutionarily closely related species to the P. promelas are the bluntnose minnow (Pimephales notatus) and the slim minnow (Pimephales tenellus) (Ross et al., 2001). Discover How Long Bluntnose minnow Lives. Breeding males can be very dark in coloration and have 3 rows of large pointed tubercles (horn like bumps) on there snout. google_ad_height = 15; It is most abundant in pools of small prairie creeks because it tolerates rather high â¦ The tubercles help to hold the female during spawning small size. short period of time to reach breeding age, and a large number of minnows The bluntnose minnow BNM: As far as I know, there is only one hatchery that commercially raises the BNM. Fatheads are the most popular and universal of baitfish and are commonly used as forage for game fish.