They do not grow to be bass or pike or sunfishes or anything else but minnows.
Sunfishes do the same, but the nests are clumsier and not so well cared for.
Unlike the sunfishes and darters are the catfishes, composing a great family, the Silurid.
Sunfishes, which are annually carried into caves, belong to this class of fishes.
In some sunfishes there are three little patches, the vomer in the middle and the palatines on either side.
The ear-flap is quite black, without the pale or red border usual in the other sunfishes.
It rises well to the fly, and will take any of the baits recommended for the other sunfishes.
Its habits are similar to those of the other sunfishes proper, as to food, spawning, etc.
Its habits of spawning, nest-making, and care of eggs and fry are similar to those of the other sunfishes mentioned.
There are quite a number of other sunfishes belonging to this family, but those named are the most important.