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Threadfin Shad for Pond Stocking

Threadfin Shad

Threadfin Shad

Forage Fish
Available in sizes from 1 to 4 inches
Availability: fall to spring/ order early

Threadfin shad have a lance shaped body with a silver-blue back and nearly white sides and belly. All fins, except for the dorsal, have a yellowish tint. The threadfin will reach 4-5 inches long and can live for several years.

Threadfin shad are the very best forage fish available to pond owners today. Their reproductive potential is unmatched by any other forage species; however, in colder areas brood fish may need to be stocked each year because shad are sensitive to water below 45°F.

Spawning Characteristics:
Threadfin shad begin spawning when water temperatures reach 70°F and continue until the water temperature reaches 77°F. Spawning occurs on vegetated shorelines with large schools of females attaching their eggs to the submerged grasses.

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