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Thread: my sunfish tank

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    I'm pretty sure this is where the journals go if not some1 tell me and ill move it lol I have a 55 gallon tank that i put a bluegill sunfish in its my second sunfish tank i had 1 before but it was a tank that was to small and he got ich and died but this tank is big enough its 55 gallons with a 75 gallon filter i I have no plants yet but i have gravel on the bottom. I've never had a 55 gallon tank so this is going to be an adventure for me.......what i know about sunfish.....they are extremely aggressive eaters, Do better as the only fish in the tank because they only school together for feeding otherwise they fight ,the males take care of the fry, they change the shade of their scales according to the light they receive, they are extremely smart I think will learn to know their names still working on that the 1st sunfish i had i named sunny and i called him that and i think he was responding to it when he died 6 months later this one i named fetus(don't ask lol) and im going to see if he has the same reaction like sunny did



    i will be posting pictures within the next few days
    Hi my name is David and I'm a Sexaholic......... Sorry wrong meeting

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    See I don't know much about sunfish but I can say this though will you just be having this one fish in Here because for 55 gallon you will need a 110 gallon filter
    When everything goes without a hitch its only then do you realize something is wrong

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    ya just the one fish and i know i'm working on getting a stronger filter right now i have 6 filters on it all adding up to about 80 and i changed his name to the beast because i bought 2 dozen feeder fish for him thinking they would last a couple days and by morning they were all gone lol
    Hi my name is David and I'm a Sexaholic......... Sorry wrong meeting

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    You need to put up some pictures of the guy.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

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    Pics would be cool...and be careful of overfeeding....
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal

    40 Gallon Breeder: ... Journal

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    im going to put pics up as soon as i have them my phone i can take pics with is broken so i hafta wait till i get a new 1 and i know i figured it out that they will eat nonstop if you let them his belly is bulging out like he's pregnant now lol
    Hi my name is David and I'm a Sexaholic......... Sorry wrong meeting

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    TGIF! - Compass My first gift goes to you, hope you like the rummy nose :) - fish gazer Thanks so much. - metweezer here's to 14,000 posts :) - steeler58 For a Super-good idea! - Rue 
    TGIF back at you :) - steeler58 TGIF!! - steeler58 TGIF!! - steeler58 TGIF indeed - RiversGirl TGIF back at you! - Taurus 
    TGIF back to you! - wgoldfarb TGIF - Taurus right back at cha! - fishmommie TGIF back at you :) - steeler58 Happy B Day! - Taurus 
    Which leaves on to ask which came first the cake or the beer! - Taurus Happy B-day buddy! - steeler58 Happy 51st...and many more! - Rue Congrats on your cycle!! - RiversGirl thanks - fishmommie 
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58 Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - steeler58 Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - aquariumlover10 Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - gronlaura Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - SeaLady 

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    Overfeeding can be very unhealthy for fish of all types
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal

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    http://www.freshwater-fishing-news.c...nfish-male.jpg


    he looks like that but the orange on his belly is brighter
    Hi my name is David and I'm a Sexaholic......... Sorry wrong meeting

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    thats why i started this thread/journal because he is eating nonstop if i let him my 1st sunfish didn't he would eat 3-4 feeders and leave the rest alone until the next day so i have no idea how much to feed him before its to much
    Hi my name is David and I'm a Sexaholic......... Sorry wrong meeting

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    TGIF - steeler58 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 More candy for your candy bag - mommy1 Your candy bag is getting full. - mommy1 Thank you for playing all the games! I appreciate the support - mommy1 
    Congrats on 5000th post! - Plecos Here's to 5,000 posts :) - steeler58 Thanks for scouting--have a snack on me. - WhistlingBadger Have some pumpkin pie - mommy1 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 
    TGIF! - showmebutterfly Thanks So Much. - metweezer T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 TGIF and it's good to see you back. - Taurus T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 

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    I'm not sure how much is enough with a blue gill, but I imagine it is no different than a cichlid of the same size. So maybe someone from the cichlid realm can weigh in on that. I would suggest finding a different food source. Feeder fish tend to be in poor health and can often times carry diseases that could lead to an infection in your fish. You may try things like shrimp and beefheart and if he will take it cichlid pellets.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

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