i was to specific what i ment was would they survive i wouldnt put to big a fish in to small a tank and i live in fl long as u gotta fishin liscense u can keep most of the fish u catch. i just thaught it would be cool to own some of the local fish
All depending on your local DNR laws, you can certainly keep both Bass and sunfish in a 55 gallon aquarium. The record largemouth was about 23 inches i believe, which is pretty large for a 55 gal. however, The Suwannee Bass ( (Micropterus notius) reaches only about 12 inches when fully mature, which would take several years to achieve if ever in captivity. There is also the red-eye bass (M. coosae), Common size 6-9 inches when mature, that would also be manageable in smaller aquariums.
There are lots of Sunfish species which could be kept full life in a 55.
Then there is the Shadow Bass (Ambloplites ariommus) which also reaches only about 12 inches.
Lots of cool choices for the guy who wants to keep North American Natives. I do.......
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