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He or she came in with the feeder fish.
I'm located in ca, but we get our feeders from a company called pool fishieries


He's been living with the snails in a tank for a few weeks munching on blood worms
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Sorry I'm mobile and the photos not loading let me try again
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okay lets see if switching off the compressed mobile version worked
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"And 5, very important 5... Don't let me eat pears.. I HATE PEARS."
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You've got yourself a little sunfish of some sort. They do best at more temperate temperatures, and depending on the species can grow from 3" to almost a foot. Still, they're beautiful, interesting, and native to north America.

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That's definitely a sunfish. Those orange spots on its flank make me wonder if it's an orange spotted sunfish, which stay small, making them easier to house than the other species that get huge. The folks at the NANFA forum (native fish) could probably tell you.
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Well he's going from a 11.5 gallon tank to my 30-+ (it's a bio cube 29, but the back panal that had the filter was removed) planted tank.

He's going with neons, cardinals, glow lights, female bettas, snails, Plecos, and cherry barbs.

Hopefully he will come out and be more social.

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You may have an orangespotted sunny, yes. They get like 4" or so and are quite pretty.
A 30g may be a bit small for him when he grows up, but it may not. It'll depend. I suggest you keep him until you can ID him, and maybe just keep an eye out for someone who can take him. You can't put him in the river because he could potentially carry pathogens from your tank.

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He's only about 2 inches and has not done much growing in the last four months I've had him at work.

"And 5, very important 5... Don't let me eat pears.. I HATE PEARS."
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He's probably one of the little ones, then. He may improve in a non-fish-store environment. You may have gotten lucky with this li'l guy! I also have a 29 Biocube, and its shape is good for fish like sunfish that just drift and don't really race around.

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He's probably one of the little ones, then. He may improve in a non-fish-store environment. You may have gotten lucky with this li'l guy! I also have a 29 Biocube, and its shape is good for fish like sunfish that just drift and don't really race around.

He was in a tank full of snails, no other fish, so hopefully having friends gets him out more.

He lived under the fluval internal filter in the snail tank and only came out to eat.

He seems to like the green crypts, he's hiding in them currently.

"And 5, very important 5... Don't let me eat pears.. I HATE PEARS."
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He's really pretty. If I had the room I'd love to start a tank with natives.
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