Thanks Orangespotted, he is 7 years old, I believe he is starting to show his age, not to mention I just moved him about 30 minutes before the picture. He was NOT happy with me for that. He has not been netted in 5 years! LOL. He is a tough cookie though, I had him and a Redbreast that was double his size and they got into it while I was away on Vacation. The longear lost half of this gill flap on the other side, but they haven't fought since. The Redbreast since moved to my friends 500G pond in front of their house.
There will be other Sunfish soon, letting the plants root a bit more and watching my parameters. Adding one more Longear, a Pumkinseed, a Northern Bluegill and a Redbrest. Also a school of Spotfin Shiners.
125G Potomac River Biotope
flora- Vallisneria americana
fauna- Lepomis Sunfish
equipment- SunSun 304B, Rena XP3, SunSun 302 running a Coralife Twist 12x 36W UV
Finnex Planted+ 24/7 LED system, Finnex Ray2 (6hr)
65G- single Oscar