RE: NANFA-- Help with IDing young fishes

Bruce Stallsmith (
Mon, 25 Aug 2003 20:49:04 -0400

I agree with Ray & Sajjad, the fish pictured are bluegills. If you're in
Canada I'm surprised that you haven't found any pumpkinseed sunfish, or
redbreasts, both of which are natives to ponds (and rivers for

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>From: "Chirstyn" <>
>To: <>
>Subject: RE: NANFA-- Help with IDing young fishes
>Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 20:03:17 -0400
> > I would go with bluegills as well, but the middle pic is a
> > bit off. If it
> > was a touch clearer could be more sure about it.
> Thanks for the help.
> They've all got those vertical bands on them like the two other pictures
>(and hundreds of fish that I swear that I've caught and looked at, but not
>photographed). I wasn't sure if they were bluegills or what... I was kind
>of hoping that they were something that would become more colourful when
>full grown because it seems that the whole school of these fishes is of the
>same species. The only specimens that I can find in that location are of
>other species are of adult size and I don't think that I have enough skill
>at balancing water parameters and providing adequate live food over the
>haul (through the winter, specifically).
> Chirstyn

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