Originally Posted by Twitch
Oh and just as a note. Some of the goldfish feeders coming into our store have had ich. So he is definitely not going into any wild water. He's been with me for about a week now and showing no signs of ich. Should I treat him anyway or just leave him be as long as he isn't showing symptoms?
I think he is a very attractive fish. I looked up some pictures and video of a bluegill sunfish and they are beautiful in my opinion. I did read about the size but I figure I could just increase the tank size as he grows. Though, I did read that they like to swim in schools. Is it necessary to get him other fish to swim with once he gets into a tank that will allow me to add more fish? What species are compatible with him?
Oh and this can be moved to the correct section since he is not a cichlid.
For someone who works in a pet store you should know about breeding etc.????
If there is just one baby Bluegill in there, how the heck is it going to multiply? As for diseases, anyone should quarantine their fish for at least 3 weeks before introducing it into your tank or releasing it thereof. If you do decide to release it, be sure you are not breaking any law with regards to this fish.
Bluegill sunfish may be native to where you live too? Have you considered that? It may live better in a river where it can me food for other fish or a potential mate for another bluegill.
If you want to keep it then that's fine. Taking care of a fish you know nothing about will only result in a very sad fish.
As far as tank mates is concerned, Deacon Cichlids, Convicts and other semi aggressive Cichlids will be Ideal tank mates. Plecos are really the all round fish for any freshwater tank.
These fish should be kept in cooler water than other fish. Feeding is usually similar to Cichlids but the odd cricket or worm will do good to color up the bluegill well.
Hope all goes well.