Our cuddly STUFFED MINNOW plush toy can be your treat! He is a happy little fellow and will swim in any direction you wish. Place him on the sofa, bed or shelf and he'll be your friend for life.
John Muir once said, "When one tugs at a single thing in Nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world." The unpretentious minnow is a perfect example of this. Minnows are members of the Cyprinidae family. Containing over 2,000 species worldwide, Cyprindae is the largest fish family in the world and includes carp and goldfish. The smaller fish species called "true minnows" (subfamily Leuciscinae) are found in freshwater all over the world. Incredibly hearty fish, minnows can adapt to many different water conditions, temperatures, and food sources. Although they are generally considered humble bait fish, minnows are vital members of our biosphere. Minnows help keep streams and rivers clean by scavenging the bottoms and eating things like algae. Some of that algae converts into the proteins needed by many prized sporting fish such as trout and bass who eat the minnows. Minnows also like to eat mosquito larvae and help to keep mosquito populations down. Minnows play a crucial role in the maintenance of healthy aquatic systems. Sometimes the smallest members of a system are the mightiest; minnows are good reminders that nothing is insignificant in our interconnected world.