Originally Posted by Shirleythebetta
Those sound great. I think he would like the minnows most. I have never heard of the other fish so I am def checking those out. He goes fishing so anything native is neat. What are the larger shrimp called that are red? He would know but he is at work. Would any shrimp work with minnows? He has been wanting shrimp for a while.
Those are crayfish. It's generally not a good idea to keep crayfish with minnows as crayfish are ravenous predators. As soon as the lights go out, all your minnows will be gone.
Depending on where you live in Ohio you might have access to some very interested darters and shiners. You should see if you can find a list of what is found in your areas. A lot of times state game and fish agencies will have lists on their websites. Or if your husband fishes a lot, he should have a pretty good idea of what you can find.