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Old 02-09-2011, 12:16 PM   #1
 
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Last year my nephew decided to bring back his "catch of the day". All the fish looked the same when they were younger so i guessed they were Green Sunfish as they are extremely common in ATL, Georgia where i live.
However now they have grown they all have different markings/color so i need some help identifying them please.

Green Sunfish ? (about 4")


Warmouth ? (about 3")


Warmouth ? (about 3")


Juvenile Green Sunfish ? (about 2")
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Old 02-09-2011, 03:28 PM   #2
 
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Your fish in the first three pics look to all be Green Sunfish, the 4th is either a Redbreast Sunfish juvenile or a Longear Sunfish juvenile, however it looks more like a Redbreast to me
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Old 02-09-2011, 04:02 PM   #3
 
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Thank you. You cant really tell from the pictures but picture number 2&3 are a lot darker and have a more noticeable black vertical strips going down there body. Are they different types of Green Sunfish (scientific names) or do they just vary in color ?
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Old 02-09-2011, 09:42 PM   #4
 
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it might be a hybrid between warmouth and green sunfish, green sunfish do easily hybridize and it would kinda explain the extremely dark body
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:02 PM   #5
 
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Thank you for your comments. I am wanting to breed these if possible but obviously need a male and a female. How can i tell what sex they are ?
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Old 02-10-2011, 04:09 PM   #6
 
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sexing them im not too sure of, i think you would need to examine their vents or something like that to get a definitive answer
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