Re: NANFA-- baby dollars

R.W.Wolff (
Sat, 22 Jan 2000 10:37:26 -0600

Green sunfish you can't go wrong with. they are easy to feed , they eat
anything, and spawn at a small size. I have never spawned pumpkinseed in
an aquarium , they are so common here that they just didnt seem worth the
effort. My green sunfish spawning was accidental. I had a melanistic male
( his fins and flanks were black specked so much he was solid black in the
middle area of his sides) and a female I caught later on that I seen to be
gravid. Greens are sometimes hard to sex. Pumpkinseeds are easy to sex in
the spring. the males oranges and blues get real intense, but females stay
a pale color. the males ear will be larger for that sized fish, and the
red tip on the ear seems alot more prominent. It is just a matter with
these two species to a catch alot of them at pre spawn, and compare them to
one another. Orange spots and Northern Longears are easy to sex when full
grown, which luckily isnt very big.

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