1"-3" Redear Sunfish

Harrison Fishery 1"-3" Redear Sunfish

Price $0.75
This item is currently available in stores only.

Look very similar to bluegill in body form, but have less banding on the sides and slightly lighter in color. Have a distinctive orangish, red gill flap for which it gets its name. Redear primarily feed on snails and are often referred to as “shellcrackers”. These fish help diversify your prey base by expanding your panfish production since they don’t compete with other panfish for food. They also grow larger than bluegill and some hybrid bluegill offering a more “trophy” panfish.

Though, the redears real importance to your pond comes from its diet of snails. Snails are in intermediate host for a wide range of parasites and diseases to your fish, with the most common being the yellow-grub parasite that can often be found in the flesh of game fish. By removing the snails from your pond the redear helps break the life-cycle of these parasites resulting in a healthier pond, and overall healthier fish populations.

  • **NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE OR PICKUP IN WISCONSIN**
  • Thin, circular bodies almost as deep as they are long
  • Coloration is dark olive-green
  • Sold individually
  • Suggested stocking rate for 1-acre pond: 250
  • Recommended amount of water for hauling is 10 gallons of water per 100 fish 1"-5"
  • Fish Transportation
    • Never use water with chlorine or chloramine
    • Livestock watering tanks, plastic or metal garbage cans, or other large containers could be used
    • Use a lid or cover
    • Get fish in your pond as soon as possible
    • Temper your fish in the container by slowly adding water from the pond before releasing fish if more than a 10 degree difference

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Proposition 65 Warnings! 

Note: These warnings do not apply to food products.

 WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

 WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.  For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.