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Found Some Baby Sunfish

Discussion in 'Marine Aquarium Advice' started by LapisOre, Sep 2, 2017.


  1. LapisOre

    LapisOre Invertebrate Enthusiast, Mantis Master

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    My family moved into a nice condo and there is a golf course with a pond in the middle which has turtles, ducks, aquatic insects, and of course, the baby sunfish. I caught three originally to feed to my praying mantis but she doesn't want to eat them so I kinda wanna just keep them. They are about an inch long each, they seem healthy, they are swimming around and stuff they seem fine. I am not planning on keeping them forever, maybe just a week if I can. They are living in about 1/2 to 1 gallon empty salad container along with some pond algae and sand with the pond water they were living in. Will they need a filter or is a water change once a day enough? Like I said I am using water from the pond they lived in. What should I feed them? Should I give them aquatic plants or something to hide in? Will these things even live more than a day? (All my other tries at keeping these failed). Please give me some tips. I've never kept fish before, and the last time our family ever had fish was when I was like 4 years old and I don't even remember them. Thanks a lot, LapisOre :)
     
  2. kittih

    kittih PetForums VIP

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    There are quite a few fish with the common name sunfish. What species do you mean. If you are keeping the fish longer than a few days(3 or 4) you will need a filter (one that already has a population of mature bacteria in it not a brand new one). If keeping them for a few days then I recommend 30% water changes each day from the water you got them from.
     
  3. LapisOre

    LapisOre Invertebrate Enthusiast, Mantis Master

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    I mean the freshwater sunfish. I do not know if they are bluegill or something else I just know they're some kind of freshwater sunfish. This is my second day keeping them they are still active and alive I have them a water change planning on changing the water daily if I do this will they still need a filter? They've gotten more used to me I fed them some tiny mealworm and I heard they should eat bloodworms but we can't go to a pet store until our corn snake needs food.
     
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