How big does a dollar sunfish get?

Maximum size 5 inches typical size 4 or less. They display sexual dimorphism in the typical Sunfish manner. The males being more colorful and aggressive than the females. They are predacious feeding on insects and small fish.

Where do Dollar Sunfish live?

Dollar sunfish can be found in pools of creeks and small to medium rivers, and can live in swamps or near vegetation and woody debris.

What do dollar sunfish eat?

Lepomis marginatus mainly feeds on detritus and filamentous algae as well as a few terrestrial insects (Homoptera, Hymenoptera, Etnier, and Starnes). The juvenile and mature fish do not have many predators, but the eggs in the nest are in danger of predation from a few different species of fish.

How big of a tank does a sunfish need?

Housing. A pair of Longear Sunfishes, Bluegills or other large species will require a 55-75 gallon aquarium, but others will get along well in smaller quarters.

Can you keep bluegill as pets?

Bluegills are typical freshwater sunfish that are long-bodied fish. They can grow over 12 inches, weigh about 2 – 2.5 kilograms, and be kept in home aquariums. These fish usually require around 50 to 70 gallons of water with a 6.8 to 7.2 pH level and can be kept with other tank mates, too.

How big of a pond do you need for bluegill?

Bluegill are suitable for bass/bluegill ponds larger than 1 acre. Population management becomes difficult in ponds less than 1 acre where stunted populations can develop. Bluegill should be stocked at a 1o:1 ratio with largemouth bass.