Once called a Northern Longear sunfish, now only called a Northern sunfish ( Lepomis Peltastes). Like most sunfish, they are an extremely colorful, vibrant and energetic species. This is why they don't do well for photography. Like the Spotfin shiner, they're always on the move! I caught him when he was 1/4" long. He's now 3" inches long. Natural LED light used, without flash, and I apologize for the poor quality picture. He never stops moving!
The Grumpy old man.