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post #11 of 13 Old 02-06-2012, 08:21 AM
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The two in the last photo look like blugill (Lepomis macrochirus) and creek chub (Semotilus spp). I can't quite ID the one in the first photo. It is some kind of sunfish, tho.
+one for Sunfish and Creek chub.
I use both for bait while fishing with jug lines for flathead catfish.

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post #12 of 13 Old 07-17-2013, 08:52 PM
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According to Fishbase.org the chub can survive temps up to 86F and the bluegill up to 96F. So they will survive, but I don't know if it will have any long-term effects on the fish.
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I have a creek chub, basically a small minnow in my 5.5 gallon tank. I just started this tank, he's been in there about two weeks along with the gold snail. I had two platys in with the chub about a week and they seemed to be good tank mates. However the platys developed an illness, Columnaris, a bacterial infection and both died, but the chub is alive and well and thriving. Eventually I want to add more fish. Does anyone know what fish may be compatible? Thanks.
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post #13 of 13 Old 07-18-2013, 08:33 AM
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Don't release them into the wild. You have to dispose of them some other way. The issues are not survivability but the chance of them introducing some sort of pathogen that flourishes in a tank but is not normally seen in the environment where you may release them and this could seriously harm the local varieties if it takes hold.. Some site the non-native fish (snakeheads come to mind lately) reproducing and overtaking a system... bluegills aren't likely to be that sort of problem.

I'm pretty sure that if you call the local fish and game or wildlife center they will tell you exactly the same thing.

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