Red Ear Sunfish

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Spawning: Usually during mid-May through June when water temperatures are 65-75 degrees. Preferred spawning locations are 1-4 feet of water with sand or gravel bottom, or on any other bottom substrates and in deeper water.

Food: Snails and other mollusks, crayfish, insects and insect larvae, small fish. Their habit of eating snails led to the name “shellcracker.”

Adult Size: Normally 9-11 inches.

Identification: A deep slab-sided fish similar to the bluegill except the ear flap is black with a red or orange margin; black blotch at the base of the dorsal fin is absent.

Pricing

2 inches$.75
3-4 inches$1.00
6-8 inchesN/A

To order fish and arrange shipping please call or email the Fin Farm. Fish sizes, prices and availability are subject to change.

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