lewk Posted April 5 Share Posted April 5 My dad keeps Orangespotted Sunfish and every time I look at them I'm confused as to why they aren't more commonly kept in home aquariums. The males in particular are absolutely beautiful. They definitely change color throughout the seasons, but it's not even into the breeding season yet and this one I took a picture of looks stunning to me. They're a North American native with a reasonably wide range. Actually, when looking into them originally we had no idea that they were in our area even though we do a lot of fishing in the same area they're found in. Compared to other sunfish like Pumpkinseeds, Orangespots are both more peaceful and smaller, allowing them to be kept in smaller tanks with a larger variety of tankmates. So yeah, I think these fish are overlooked, and if you're interested in something different, especially something native, I highly recommend them. Had you heard of Orangespotted sunfish before? What do you think of them? Are there any other fish that you think might be overlooked in the hobby? 2 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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