Let me preface this with the following facts.
There are no endangered or threatened sunfish in texas.
It is legal to keep them in aquariums because they are not considered game fish.
I also have a valid fishing license, so I am allowed to collect non-game species.
That said, I keep sunfiish in aquariums, sometimes with shiners as dithers. I very much enjoy raising them. I give them a good healthy life.
I have this one that snuck in with some gambusia, as a pinky nail-sized fry and managed to survive with my warmouths. I am having trouble identifying it, my best guess being a redear (Lepomis microlophus). If anyone can either confirm or provide an alternate ID, I would be appreciative.
Apparently mp4 files are verboten.
Edited by Veritas1980, 03 May 2021 - 01:58 PM.