Blackbanded sunfish

The Blackbanded sunfish lives in the demersal, freshwater, pH range: 6.5 - 7.5, dH range: 10 - 20 environment.

The Blackbanded Sunfish is an attractive fish, native to the United States, that can be kept in an unheated aquarium! Most domestic fish species are overlooked as aquarium pets in the USA and this is a shame. More

1994 I collected two dozen Blackbanded Sunfish, ranging in size from juvenile to adult. No pregnant females were caught so I assumed I missed spawning. With two dozen fish I was sure I had several pairs. More

Blackbanded sunfish spawning Need help on what to do - #1 User is offline octavio * * Group: NANFA Member * Posts: 61 More

Blackbanded Sunfish Enneacanthus chaetodon Blackbanded Sunfish Enneacanthus chaetodon 917x496 (61kb) More

OVERVIEW: The blackbanded sunfish is small, growing to a maximum length of 10 cm ( It has an extremely compressed, deep body with a small mouth. More

Photo of Blackbanded Sunfish courtesy of Wayne Davis and the US Environmental Protection Agency It gets its name from the six black vertical bars running on each side of its body. More

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The Blackbanded Sunfish (Enneacanthus chaetodon) is sometimes obtainable from wholesale tropical fish markets in Chicago, whence local retail pet shops in Champaign and Urbana obtain them. I have been told that these fish may originate from hatcheries in Asia. More

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Common names

Bassek tarczowy in Polish (polski)
blackbanded sunfish in English
Levyahven in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Scheibenbarsch in German (Deutsch)
Skivabborre in Swedish (Svenska)
Skiveaborre in Danish (dansk)
黑带九棘日鲈 in Mandarin Chinese
黑带刷齿太阳鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
黑帶九棘日鱸 in Mandarin Chinese
黑帶刷齒太陽魚 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Centrarchidae
Genus : Enneacanthus
Species : Enneacanthus chaetodon
Authority : Baird, 1855