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post #1 of 7 Old 03-23-2011, 11:04 PM Thread Starter
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Dollar Sunfish ...info?

Anyone have experience keeping these beautiful north american fish??

Dollar Sunfish - Lepomis marginatus

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post #2 of 7 Old 03-23-2011, 11:38 PM
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I have a native tank in which i keep Green Sunfish, Bluegil and Red breasted Sunfish. All similar species with the same habitats and feeding behaviour. They are great to watch at feeding time when feeding on minnows !
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I have a native tank in which i keep Green Sunfish, Bluegil and Red breasted Sunfish. All similar species with the same habitats and feeding behaviour. They are great to watch at feeding time when feeding on minnows !
Thats awesome! What Ph and temp do you keep your tank at?

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I've only done a test once when I first started the tank around 2 years ago. The ph was 7.2 , the temp stays at 74 unless I'm breeding them and then I turn the heater off for a month and then gradually back up to 74 . I live native species and you will be surprised how many there are and how colorfull. I just bought a 20 gallon tank which are going to house rainbow darters, they are as bright as any tropical fish .
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Just watch it with Dollar Sunfish, they can be aggressive towards other tankmates.
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post #6 of 7 Old 03-27-2011, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
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From reading the little info that is out there their behavior is similar to that of cichlids (makes sense)

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I've only done a test once when I first started the tank around 2 years ago. The ph was 7.2 , the temp stays at 74 unless I'm breeding them and then I turn the heater off for a month and then gradually back up to 74 . I live native species and you will be surprised how many there are and how colorfull. I just bought a 20 gallon tank which are going to house rainbow darters, they are as bright as any tropical fish .
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I agree with liking native species thus why I am looking to keep them. I would love to get some rainbows but they are more native to the eastern end of my state (TN) I think. There some sculpins i would like to keep as well.

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