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Green Sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus)

Green Sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus)

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Green sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus) are an attractive species of sunfish originally native to the Great Lakes region, the Hudson and Mississippi river basins south to the Gulf Coast and west to the Rio Grande river. However they have been introduced throughout much of United States and even in several other countries around the world. Be sure to NEVER release or stock this species in the wild as they are extremely adaptable and can compete heavily for resources within an environment. They are popular for sport and eating amongst panfish anglers and widely used as bait by fishermen targeting bass, pike, and catfish. 

Despite their invasive nature in the wild, green sunfish are a great species of sunfish for aquariums as they are colorful, hardy, and very personable. Green sunfish are full of attitude and can be aggressive, keep this in mind when choosing tankmates . 

The currently available specimens are hatchery bred and raised. 

Please keep in mind that these fish were bred and raised in outdoor ponds and some may have minor cosmetic imperfections such as an imperfect fin or old scar.

No Sales To: FL and NJ. Please know your state laws!

Care Level: Beginner.

Diet: Primarily carnivorous feeding on various worms, shrimp, crustaceans, insects, snails, and small fish. They will readily accept prepared foods/pellet foods. 

Adult Size: Up to 10” is possible. 6”-8” is more typical. 

pH: 6.5-8.0

Water Temp: 65-80F 

Other Care Preferences: Care should be taken when picking tankmates as green sunfish can be aggressive. Other similarly sized panfish, catfish, and cichlids can make for good tankmates.

NEVER release your fish into the wild or stock public waterways without permission from a government agency!

*We are a licensed dealer and propagator of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, and fish in the state of Pennsylvania. All of our native and game fish (including bullfrogs, northern green frogs, and their tadpoles) come from licensed dealers and propagators with proof of receipt (available upon request to government agencies only). We WILL NOT under ANY circumstance sell any herptiles or fish collected from the commonwealth of PA, so please do not ask!*

Live green sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus) for sale at MJS Reptiles. Live tropical and North American fish, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates for sale online and shipped right to your front door!

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