Originally Posted by Tony Gill
It's definitely a Lepomis species, so not a bass (Micropterus). My guess is that it's a pumpkinseed (L. gibbosus), which may grow to about 10 inches, but are usually about half that size. So there's no need for a particularly large tank.
So its a pumpkinseed... looks about right and the areas its found in sound right for it coming in with feeders. Thanks for the info.
I'm definitely not planning on keeping it in the 5 gal
for more than a few days. I just have to wait for my cousin to be ready, then I'll be taking it over to him. I would love for it to be in as big a tank as possible, but 55 will be the best we can do at the moment. Thanks for all the help, and if anyone notices anything that says it may be something other than a pumpkinseed, let me know.