We will offer a $5 discount on orders over $15 to anyone who mails back the styrofoam lining of our shipping boxes. This saves us time, keeps shipping cost down, and puts less waste in the trash since the materials will be reused. Please send the pieces back in a flat envelope or package and send them as cheap and slow as possible, there is no rush. Then please recycle the cardboard box and we will apply your discount to your next order. Thanks!

My Book is Out!

"A Naturalist’s Guide
To The Fishes of Ohio"

is available for purchase. It contains updated information of all fishes that are in Ohio waters. You can order it through the Ohio Biological Survey website.


Bluespotted Sunfish - Enneacanthus gloriosus

Price: $8.00 each

"These small, peaceful sunfish that are speckled with electric blue colors that are sure to please the eye. They enjoy planted aquariums, and are better community fish than larger members of the sunfish family (" the cousins "). Eat well on frozen foods such as bloodworms, mysis shrimp, and brine shrimp."

Current Size: 0.5 - 0.75 in

Maximum Size: 4 in


Spiketail Platy - Xiphophorus xiphidium

Price: $6.00 each

Captive Bred - "Wild type platy from Rio Purification, Tamaulipas Mexico. Community Fish. Small peaceful livebearer. If kept with some plant cover, the parents will not eat the young. Eating flake food and brine shrimp. Great starter fish! They require a heater set to 64-77°F." captive bred

Current Size: small unsexed juvenile

Maximum Size: 2 in

Top: Male
Bottom: Female

Least Killifish (Pygmy Livebearer) - Heterandria formosa

Price: $4.00 each

Captive Bred - "Great nano fish that can be kept in very small desktop aquariums. Do best in a well planted tank but that is not absolutely needed. These tiny fish feed well on crushed flake food or small frozen foods. These are the smallest livebearing vertebrate in the world meaning they give birth to live young. Females are much larger than males. Provide some good hiding places in the tank (fine leaf or floating plants with roots that hang down work well) and newly born young usually grow up in the tank with the parents." captive bred

Current Size: 0.25 - 0.5 in

Maximum Size: Males 0.5 in Females 1.25 in

Top: Male
Bottom: Female

All Others

Southern Brown Bullhead - Ameiurus nebulosus

Price: $10.00 each

Hatched August 8 - "This southern form of brown bullhead has a very attractive silver and black marbled pattern of irregular blotches. This form is often mistaken for the spotted bullhead which has a solid dark background with small round light colored spots. This fish is durable and will eat a wide variety of foods, but does well on sinking shrimp pellets. They make good tank mates for larger forms of Longear and other larger sunfish species."

Current Size: 0.75 - 0.1 in

Maximum Size: 8 - 12 in

Top: Adult
Bottom: Juvenile

Bluefin Killifish - Lucania goodei

Price: $4.00 each

"Enjoys well planted aquariums. Very Peaceful."

Current Size: 0.5 in

Maximum Size: 1 - 1.5 in

Left: Male
Below: Female

Shipping & Handling

  • Customers are responsible for making sure they understand their local laws and have the proper permits that apply to their particular situation regarding the legality of purchasing, importing, or owning any of our fish in their state.
  • We ship to US customers only. We use USPS Priority Mail to ship our fish.
  • They should arrive in 2-3 days. We ship out on Monday & Tuesday to ensure a safe and live arrival.
  • We also offer Express Mail by request. (Usually arrives next day, and you will get a tracking number with this option)
  • Prices depend on how many fish you are ordering.
  • Priority Shipping starts at $14.00. We would be more than happy to give you a quote.


  • We accept Personal Checks, Money Orders, or Paypal Transfers (bank account or e-check).
  • Sorry no credit card or debit card payments at this time. Make your check/ Money orders to: Zimmermans Fish
  • Once we receive your payment, your fish will go out on the following Monday or Tuesday.
  • You will receive an email, so that you will know when to expect your fish.
  • We package our fish by double bagging them in thick 3mil plastic bags, fresh clean water, and oxygen. They are then placed in an insulated box for shipment.

Brian and Julie Zimmerman
Phone: 330 417 9476     Email: smbass444@yahoo.com