Bluegill fish, which are sometimes called bluegill sunfish, sun perch or blue sunfish, feature bluish-green scales on both sides of its upper body and yellowish-orange scales on its belly. Its top fins feature sharp spikes that taper down to a rounded fin on its back. You can determine the gender of a bluegill by looking at its coloring. Making a gender determination regarding this fish may be helpful for breeding, especially if you plan to stock a pond and hope for the fish to reproduce.
Look at the bluegill fish's underbelly. This is located directly beneath its chin, toward the front section of the body.
Identify the bluegill as a male if the scales look bright orange.
Classify the bluegill as a female if the scales look pale yellow.
Tips & Warnings
- Males feature predominantly more vibrant coloring than females.
How to Clean a Bluegill
Bluegills are a freshwater fish that can be found in all three countries in North America. Their abundance makes them a great...