There are a lot of misconceptions about minnows, most notably the fact that the term “minnow” is often used to describe a small or young version of any fish. In fact, minnows are part of the Cyprinidae family, the largest freshwater fish family in the world that includes over 3,000 individual species. In other words, all minnows are small fish, but not all small fish are minnows. Also, minnows don’t become a different type of fish. They are always minnows.
Some of the most popular types of minnows are: White cloud minnow Carp Shiners Daces Fallfish Stone roller minnows