NORTHERN BLUEGILL

$135.00$275.00

Scientific name Lepomis Macrochirus

For personal use in private ponds or aquariums.

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Description

The Northern Bluegill, scientifically known as Lepomis macrochirus, is a freshwater fish species native to North America. Recognized for its vibrant blue markings on the gill and along the bottom of its head, the Northern Bluegill is a popular catch for recreational anglers. These fish are commonly found in various aquatic habitats, such as lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams, preferring slow-moving or still waters with ample vegetation. Bluegills are omnivorous, feeding on a diet of aquatic insects, small crustaceans, and plant matter. They are renowned for their aggressive and territorial behavior, which adds to their appeal as a sport fish. Due to their adaptability and hardiness, Northern Bluegills have been introduced to various regions outside their native range, contributing to their widespread popularity in both angling and aquaculture.