I'm a new member from the far west - Hawaii. I stumbled across this site while searching the web for information on Sunfish. I've just finished setting up my large fish tank/enclosure that I using for my Aquaponic system, and I am looking for something to stock it with. Everyone here uses Tilapia as their stock, but I can't stand them, and I don't want to use them in my system. I was going to use some type of Sunfish, like Bluegill, instead of those horrid Tilapia. I've always had Bluegill in my Aquariums forever, and I used to obtain them from our one and only Reservoir, but there was a disaster a couple of years ago. There was an infestation of Salvinia that covered every square inch of the surface of the lake. In the process of removing the weed, the State used Roundup on everything, and it ended up killing all of the Bluegill. Now I can't find any, and I am trying to find a source that will send me some fry. It's funny how things work out, as I'd never thought that I would have to seek out and find a Bluegill source. Hawaii importation law is quite strict, and only certain types of Sunfish are allowed to be brought in. Thank goodness Bluegill, Pumpkinseeds, and Longears are on the OK list. Is there anyone out there that has any fry for sale? I've already obtained my permit. All I need is source. So far, I've contacted some Hatcheries, but none of them want to bother with small amounts of fish. Is there anyone who has fry for sale? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I had this posted in the trading dock section, and I figured I should post it here too. I the one who contacted you thru Aquabid asking about getting some Bluegill or even some Longear Fry shipped over. Please let me know if this is possible.
Thanks a lot,