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  1. Default Do sunfish make good "wet pets"?


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    I need to type something here because the they don't like it if I post a thread that's just a title so tah-dah!

    It was either that or copying and pasting my thread title.

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    A lot of "native" fishkeepers have sunfish. Depending on what type you get you'll need a big tank. Pumpkinseed and Longear are popular ones.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

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

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    I've heard a lot of keepers compare them to the more commonly kept cichlids, in that
    they are curious, fiercely territorial, intelligent and fascinating to watch.
    They may be harder to source though.

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    Here is a good place to start.
    http://www.zimmermansfish.com/

    If you live in an area they are in you could go out and hook one. Though check with local laws before doing so. Some places don't like it if you catch fish to raise them.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

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

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    Understand that sunfish/bluegill/warmouth/etc ALL are very aggressive fish. They should have a good school of 6 or more and be the smallest fish in the tank. I have seen them beat up a bass 3x their size with ease in tanks. They also require large homes, they get the same general size as a sevrum.

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    A single would be better than a group in an aquarium. They are very similar to the more/most aggressive cichlids as far as general care. A couple of decent size aquarium nets and a local pond should get you a nice baby to raise. They do grow quickly.

    ^^^^Please click the eggs/dragons, thanks.

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    This was actually an option i was thinking about for my future 55gal tank.
    Sunfish and Bluegill (or Bream around these parts) have beautiful color especially if their native stream, creek or pond has good clear water. (the darker or more brackish the water the less colorful they are).
    I have caught some as large as bass. Without a predator, they can outgrow a tank fast though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishhook View Post
    This was actually an option i was thinking about for my future 55gal tank.
    Sunfish and Bluegill (or Bream around these parts) have beautiful color especially if their native stream, creek or pond has good clear water. (the darker or more brackish the water the less colorful they are).
    I have caught some as large as bass. Without a predator, they can outgrow a tank fast though.
    Just saw a good sized shoal of longears down at our local park. Crystal clear water. Their orange and blues were so vibrant it was amazing.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

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

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    awesome! I think Sunfish and Bluegill are some of the most overlooked native species as far as beauty goes. The stream caught ones from the mountains have brilliant coloring that would rival anything exotic in a local FS.

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    awesome! I think Sunfish and Bluegill are some of the most overlooked native species as far as beauty goes. The stream caught ones from the mountains have brilliant coloring that would rival anything exotic in a local FS.
    Agreed. I'm also a big fan of the shiners and darters we have in this area. Next river tank I set up will be a TN tank with (hopefully since I'll have to catch them myself) saffron shiners, warpaint shiners, rainbow darters, green side darters, and tangerine darters. Incredible fish.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

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

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