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Orangespotted sunfish

The Orangespotted sunfish (Lepomis humilis) is a species of freshwater fish in the sunfish family (family Centrarchidae) of order Perciformes.

The Orangespotted sunfish reaches a maximum recorded length of about 5.91 in (15 cm).

The species prefers vegetated areas in sluggish backwaters, lakes, and ponds, and can also be found in turbid rivers. Its diet can include insects, zooplankton, and other small invertebrates.

These fish have an overall brown color, with orange spots on the male and brown spots on the female.

This sunfish can occasionally be aggressive, but mostly towards food. This fish is the least aggressive of all sunfish and can co-exist with Koi and goldfish as long as the Koi and goldfish are not big enough to get the sunfish in their mouth.

Orangespotted sunfish