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rnsheehan21 03-23-2011 10:04 PM

Dollar Sunfish ...info?
 
Anyone have experience keeping these beautiful north american fish??

Dollar Sunfish - Lepomis marginatus

stevenjohn21 03-23-2011 10:38 PM

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 !

rnsheehan21 03-24-2011 09:21 PM

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Originally Posted by stevenjohn21 (Post 627387)
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?

stevenjohn21 03-24-2011 09:42 PM

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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Garfisher 03-25-2011 09:22 PM

Just watch it with Dollar Sunfish, they can be aggressive towards other tankmates.

rnsheehan21 03-27-2011 05:58 PM

From reading the little info that is out there their behavior is similar to that of cichlids (makes sense)

rnsheehan21 03-27-2011 09:08 PM

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Originally Posted by stevenjohn21 (Post 628290)
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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