Spawning: Peak spawning in Ohio occurs in mid-May to mid-June, when water temperatures are 65-70 degrees. Nests are usually in water 1-4 feet deep on sand or gravel bottom, or on other bottom substrates, even in heavily vegetated area.
Food: Insects, insect larvae, small fish, fish eggs, and plant materials.
Adult Size: Normally 8-10 inches, depending on habitat and population.
Identification: A deep slab-sided fish with a small mouth and a long pectoral fin. Colors vary, however the ear flap is always black and bluegills often have a black blotch near the end of the soft dorsal fin.
To order fish and arrange shipping please call or email the Fin Farm. Fish sizes, prices and availability are subject to change.