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#1 Fleendar the Magnificent

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 03:51 PM

Aside from their good personalities, their electric blue coloration is another reason why I love these fish. This guy's about 6 months old now.

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#2 Fish Bones

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 05:19 PM

They are indeed an interesting fish and can have even more amazing colors as an adult male.  Although pretty aggressive i've kept several in a large tank that species only.



#3 JasonL

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 05:21 PM

Your fish have some nice color. Greens have a lot of personality. They are survivors.

Does this guy have any tank mates or is he on his own yet?

#4 Fleendar the Magnificent

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 05:56 PM

Two posts in one.

 

These greens I have aren't aggressive right now, however, they're still young. Once they get older and bigger, I would assume that they will become more aggressive, especially in a 29 gallon tank. It means that eventually(sooner than later) I'll have to find someone to give them a good home as they're in with darters, some shiners, a stonecat madtom, a dace and several stonerollers and I don't want the darters eaten. In order to keep them and the stonecat sated, I typically keep 5-6 small minnow fry in the tank as well and each morning there's typically a few less.

 

That said, I wish I had room for another bigger tank to keep the sunnies in. I really don't want to get rid of them, but I think I like my colorful darters a bit more.



#5 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 07:42 PM

I am near Lebanon, Ohio. I have a quarter acre pond that already has green sunfish. If you need a place that you can legally release them, you can here.


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#6 Fleendar the Magnificent

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 02:14 PM

Thank you Matt, that would be great! We can also get a chance to meet in person and discuss fish if you have time. What would be the best way to reacclimatize them to cold winter time water? 



#7 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 04:20 PM

Get them down in temperature at home, then dump in here. I have never had problems taking native fish out of warm water and putting them in colder water. Shocking them with warm water is quite the opposite. I would set them outside in a bucket the night before depending on predicted temps, let them cool over night. bring them out, release them.


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#8 Fleendar the Magnificent

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 12:31 PM

Thanks for the tip on adjusting them. Not sure when I'll do it, but that time's coming.






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