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Everglade Pygmy Sunfish Elassoma evergladei

Category: Temperate Fish

Size: 1.5-2.5cm

Price: £14.95 each

Discount: Buy 10 or more Everglade Pygmy Sunfish Elassoma evergladei and get 5% off!!

Stock: 2 in stock


Care Level: Difficult

Water Chemistry: less than pH 7 - acidic

Schooling Fish: No

Sociability: Peaceful

Diet: Special Needs


Rarely available these days.

Fantastic nano species.

These are beautiful German bred fish - good size for pygmies too !


Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Cannot be sexed
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.0 and Neutral
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: Buy 10 or more Everglade Pygmy Sunfish Elassoma evergladei and get 5% off!!
Size: 1.5-2.5cm

Elassoma evergladei (Everglade Pygmy Sunfish)

Elassoma are very small relatives of the Centrarchidae now placed in their own family, the Elassomatidae. Both male and female Elassoma evergladei are normally mottled brown, but the males are bigger and in breeding condition becomes much darker and bear turquoise blue blotches on their flanks and fins.


Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

Elassoma are good if shy aquarium fish. They need a quiet tank with gentle filtration (an air-powered sponge filter is recommended) and lots of plants. Lighting should be subdued, and the use of floating plants is helpful. In the wild Ceratophyllum is characteristic of their environment and a favoured for spawning. Water chemistry is not critical but soft water works best; aim for 5-10 degrees dH and pH 6.5. Feeding can be tricky, with small live foods such as daphnia being preferred.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Deep South of the US
Temperature 18-22 C
Size 4-5 cm
Water Parameters Prefers soft water
Water PH 6.0-7.0