NANFA-L-- sunfish ID

Harry Thames (
Wed, 24 May 2006 16:42:32 -0500

I caught this Sunday on the Escatawba river in south Mississippi. This was
1 of the 3 males that I caught, I caught approximately 16 or so along a 100
ft sand bar. Most were 2.5" - 3". I have kept a few of these in years
past, I had thought that these fish were Longear sunfish but some people
have told me that they think it is a hybrid, specificly a longear -
redbreast combo . I have caught hybrids before (green and red-ear cross,
ect.ect.) but I have never caught a whole bunch of them and never for
several years, (although I do catch them in the exact same place)

I will be setting up a 125 gal native tank-in-my place of business and I
will stock the tank with 4-5 of these and a large school of sail-fin
shiners. I would like to have the fish properly Identified so I can print
up a booklet for children in the waiting room, a sudo-educational thing
(better and cheaper than cable in the long run)


here is a link to where I have hosted the pict on the web

it is also on as an attachment

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