Where did you get a sunfish? I've only seen them on aquabid. They're not native to CA as far as I can tell from the books. Mostly in Florida and the Gulf. I think the only cool native fish we have are sturgeon. I've seen baby sturgeon at my LFS. Maybe I'll put one of those in the pond instead of the koi.
Almost everyone I know who's ever had one got it as a Easter egg, meaning it came in with a batch of feeder fish at a pet store. I got mine from a costumer at petsmart but I didn't think to ask were she got it.
That would be so cool if you got a sturgeon, they carry them at dolphin pet village sometimes but are only suited for large outdoor ponds or professional aquariums.
wow that mystery snail is amazing
is a mystery snail the same as a apple snail? because my apple snails only lived two months:( how do you care for your mystery snail? and how do you get it to be so big?
Thanks! He was the size of a nickle when I got him :D
Mystery snails are a type of apple snail, there are several different subspecies. the mystery subspecies doesn't eat live plants and won't get as big as the true apple snail.
I don't do to much lol I keep the water clean, and he eats algae, cucumber I put in for my pleco, and sometimes I put in algae wavers for him. I've found that it's hit or miss with snails, some do really well but others don't seem to be healthy from the start and it's hard to tell if they are unhealthy or not. When buying snails always try to get the one who is very active, rather than the snail with the prettiest shell.