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


Warmouth Sunfish - Lepomis gulosus

Price: $6.00 each

"Large mouth and Big Appetite! Enjoy hiding and camouflaging themselves to match their surroundings."

Current Size: 0.5 in

Maximum Size: 10 in

Ozark Longear Sunfish - Lepomis megalotis

Price: hatchlings $6.00 each

"Very colorful sunfish but are rather aggressive so best kept in groups of 6 or more or as a single fish with a group of smaller active fish."

Current Size:
hatchlings 0.5 - 0.75 in

Maximum Size: 6 - 8 in

Top: Male
Bottom: Female


Liberty Molly - Poecillia salvatoris

Price: $6.00 each

"This is a wild molly species naturally occurring in El Salvador in Central America. The females get significantly larger than the males reaching about 3-3.5” and the males are about 2-2.5 inches. The large adults display red coloration in the fins of both sexes and blue speckling on the sides but the colors are more intense on the males. We have had these for 2 summers now and have found they do very well in an outdoor water garden pond over the summer but they are not winter hardy. They grow very quickly in the warm outdoor conditions and gain a lot of color in the natural light. In aquariums they do best with some space as they are a very active fish. They also do a decent job at eating algae off of plants and other items in an aquarium as they are constantly grazing. Despite their larger size they do not seem to eat their young to much as long as there is some cover for the young to hide around initially when born, and it doesn’t take long for the young to be active and feeding with the parents. "

Current Size: .75 - 1 in

Maximum Size: 3.5 in

Top: Male
Bottom: Female


Southern Redbelly Dace - Chrosomus erythrogaster

Price: $5.00 each

"Good community stream fish that is very active. These tend to go in and out of color frequently when well cared for. They often color up and show off the bright red bellies in the morning and then it fades away mid day only to fire back up as light fades in the evening. They can also color up after being fed or after water changes. Also relatively easy to breed in captivity, ask for details if you want to give it a try. Feed well on flake and frozen foods and do best with some algae or plant matter supplemented in their diet. "

Current Size: 1 - 2 in

Maximum Size: 3.5 in

Top: Male
Bottom: Female

All Others

Northern Starhead Topminnow - Fundulus dispar

Price: $4.00 each

"One of the smaller Fundulus species that stays right on the surface. Good community fish that feeds on both flake food and small frozen foods."

Current Size: 0.5 in

Maximum Size: 2 - 2.5 in

Photo: Male

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