Those pictures are from last year, this one is about 2.5-3 inches SL and starting to color upHow big are they?
sunfish wrote:Lepomis are really hard to distinguish when they are young. So you'll have to wait a little longer to be sure.
Scleropages wrote:I figure you'd need at least a 6'x2' footprint tank to house a small group, long term.
It's a young fish, so it's difficult to say definitively. I'm fairly certain, though, that it's a young Lepomis auritus-- a redbreast sunfish.
BTW, nice specimens you have there, Birger.
That last shot is really nice
I have been in contact with Bob Bock who led the feild trip where we caught these and is quite knowledgable in N.A.natives.
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