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Jorunder 05-11-2013 02:19 AM

bluegill
 
I see a bluegill in the reeds almost every day, he just chills there, eating bugs. Are they compatible with sa cichlids??? If not I'll just catch it and fatten it up in my spare 20.

jaysee 05-11-2013 08:18 AM

Sunfish are very similar to cichlids. They are pretty mean, and can get pretty big. It would be best if you left the fish in it's home - seems like a happy fish, to have a place to hang out and eat bugs. I wouldn't want to ruin that for the fish. Also, there are a couple of things to consider. First, you could introduce some pathogen that may wipe out your aquarium fish. Second, if you take the fish home and things don't work out, you cannot return it. It is against the law and HIGHLY irresponsible. There is the possibility that you can introduce a pathogen to the water way that kills the wild fish. However unlikely that may be, it is a serious concern. So if you take the fish and it doesn't work out, you must kill it.

rexpepper651 05-11-2013 08:22 AM

yeah its best to leave it be. some pet stores sell them at least around here you can find them anyways. ive seen some people have native tanks with sunfish and catfish native to mn.


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