Identify your North American Native Fish

Mourinho18

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Okay, this seems to be a pretty popular thread, so I'm gonna ask you to identify this native fish. I'm pretty sure everybody knows how the rules work.

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guppy

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I would say that is a Warmouth, Lepomis gulosis.

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fishnthings

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wow that is nice looking, are they capable to get? do they get big
 

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fishnthings said:
wow that is nice looking, are they capable to get? do they get big
Actually they are pretty small. Something like 2". I am sure you could get them through someone who deals with natives. Johna's aquarium or the aquaculture store. They are a threatened species here in NY.
 

fishnthings

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aww, i wish they were bigger, if they are aggressive i wouldnt mind having a few in a 20gal.
im not good at knowing fish, but is this some kind of gobii, dont make fun of me...lol...i like to guess
 

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bandeds are like blue spotted sunnies and Jonahs does carry them sometimes at around $8 ea., they aren't killers but are fiesty nest builders, and will stake out a territory and make threat displays and wrestle like the bluespots, they get around 3" long max.
I have kept bluespotteds but not these.
This next one will take some digging, can we have the max size?
 
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