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Old 07-16-2012, 05:14 PM   #11
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Right by the gills it has green in it almost the coloring of a green terror. I know it's not a green terror but just to so it's known what color is there.
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:02 PM   #12
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That's a sunfish or "bream" (brim) as we call them, but not a "bluegill." Looks like a redear to me. A bluegill is usually darker and well, blue. Not all blue, but it will have some blue and often orange on it. - however, coming from a farm type environment, who knows? It's def. a sunfish.
The bluegill is from the sunfish family, my vote is still with the bluegill though. I guess the best thing to do is wait it out and see which colors develop

Here is a pic of a baby bluegill
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It is hard to ID juvenile sunfish for sure. It could also be a juvenile green sunfish, or a mix of both since they hybridize readily.



People call most sunfish 'bream' or shellcrackers around here also, it seems the nickname came from the european bream.
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definitely a sunfish (or panfish as we call them locally). I was thinking a green as Jeta suggested, but he beat me to it LOL. At any rate, if you're expecting to use it as a feeder you should probably do it soon or forgo it, as they don't make good feeders when they get bigger.
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Idk what I want to do with them. They've evaded my puffer so far and my eels. I take it they grow fast and will eat anything too.
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Idk what I want to do with them. They've evaded my puffer so far and my eels. I take it they grow fast and will eat anything too.
You could always take it back to where you got it?
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That's no fun though, the fun part is figuring out what exactly they are. I've come to the conclusion they're blue gills.
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Looks like a baby sunfish...Bluegill seems to be the consensus. I used wild caught feral/introduced Pumpkin Seed Sunfish for feeders for Oscars and other large pred. fish long ago.(they where dumped into a local lake by a breeder trying to introduce them as aquarium fish in the 1970s..they bred so fast he had no more room. I have kept the adults they are easy and quite striking in color...similar to a Jack Dempsey)
The "ear tag" on the gill cover is the first color a sunfish seems to get, those pistures show it clearly. I used to tie fishing flies to look like baby sunfish, these I used too catch small mouth bass with. The sunfish and bass are both invasive here but most don`t know that and consider them sport. The bass are even regulated now. Turtles, bullfrogs and Snake Heads @ Bullheads are also around now. The lake in question has all of them along with hatchery Rainbow and Cuthroat trout...and a very few wild Cutthroat still. I have kept the sunfish turtles and bass all in the same tank. (none where ever turned loose, I`ve work as a fishing guide, I know better) The Sunfish here are "Pumpkin Seeds" but very similar.
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