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  1. #1

    Default anyone keeping pygmy sunfish?


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    I stumbled across the pygmy sunfish while looking for something else and found them fascinating. North-american species are pretty rare in Europe so there's not much to find there. Does anyone here keep these fish? Do they work as well in a small tank as it seems when I read the species description? Has anyone ever bred them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by talldutchie View Post
    Has anyone ever kept them?
    Nope Ive not kept them
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

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    UncleWillie knows all about them, you can try sending him a pm as his schedule doesn't allow him to come around very often.

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    Ah, thanks for that!

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    Well, I can't help you with any information but I do think they are a neat little fish. If you choose to keep them I would love to read a journal about your experience with them.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    Just had a good trawl around the internet. There's a few Germans obsessive about breeding them and collecting all the species. Apart from that Elassoma evergladei is occasionally imported but it's a rare oddball priced about the same as a good looking Blue ram.

  7. #7

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    NANFA would be another place to get info, but you have to join to view anything on their site.

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    Honestly dutchie, if I had the exporers license I would go in my backyard pond and collect some wilds for you. We get everything from the everglades pigmy to pretty much every known species in florida in this area.
    FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
    Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's

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