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  1. #11

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    I had a bluegill in my 40 gallon for about 2 years before he caught ich and died i caught it to late :-(and they are awesome in a tank they are fierce eaters and smart as hell mine new his name and was able to let me know when he had enough to eat and he was great for population control with my guppies
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    You could go and net some and get some other fish around that area for the tank you just need a fishing license
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    These are a few recent catched I had when bass fishing. They went to a friends pond.

  4. #14

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    Quote Originally Posted by madagascariensis View Post
    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.
    Yes they are just like cichlids.

    The sunfish family are essentially the North American cichlids. I don't believe there are (m)any NA cichlids and I don't believe sunfish exist anywhere else but NA.
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  5. #15

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaysee View Post
    Yes they are just like cichlids.

    The sunfish family are essentially the North American cichlids. I don't believe there are (m)any NA cichlids and I don't believe sunfish exist anywhere else but NA.

    they do but not as native as invasive species in japan the emperor released a bunch i think the 50's by accident
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    I'm rating this thread with 5 stars. I think there should be more enthusiasm for NA native fishes. In my opinion there should be more discussion and even a sub forum in the cold water section. The only fish I think are more colorful or beautiful are the salt water species.
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    I put down a minnow trap off my dock to catch some bait to go fishing, and was amazed at what I caught. They were small so I'm not sure of the species except for the shiners - but there was some flat fish in there, I think bluegill, along with a crayfish. When I start my 72 gal bowfront, I am definitely considering a native tank. I'll take sand and weeds right from in front of my house, and keep whatever happens to come into my minnow trap. I'd like to try and feed them natural food, so when they get too big, hopefully I can just release them and catch more fry and start over again.
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    Be sure to check local laws on releasing fish, even native species back into the wild. In Wyoming that is against the law for instance.

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    in my opinion u should never release a captive fish to the wild because of the bacteria in the fishtank can hurt the ecosystem in the wild even if its a wild caught fish and yes their should be a section just for native fish i love native fishtanks ive had pumkin seeds, bluegill and yellow perch and they are alot better than store bought when it comes to brains and hardiness
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    Definitely a fan of native tanks when they are done properly. I have a small (2.5-3 inches) green sunfish that I actually found in the feeder goldfish tank at a LFS. I saw it and had the guy pull it out for me lol But I have it in my 50 gallon with my adult female Jag, and I gotta say, even at only about 3 inches it is a gnarly little fish.
    50g Jag tank - 37g discus tank - 30g discus breeding tank - 26g BF Angel tank - 20H guppy breeding tank - 20L turtle tank - 17g planted community tank - 55 gallon discus tank build in progress! (see link)

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