I spent a lot of the winter and spring learning about aquariums and aquarium plants. The result is my 180 gallon (6'x2'x2') bass aquarium. The current residents are a approx 6" largemouth bass and 4" bluegill. I got these fish from a hatchery in mid-March and they were eating from my hands within 2 weeks. Let it be known that all members of the sunfish family make great pets that tame quickly. Be forewarned that they eat like total pigs. These two guys will down over a dozen earthworms in a single day if you let them. I could write volumes about what I have observed, but I'll just mention a few for now: * These fish are very aware of their surroundings and have great vision. When you enter the room they get very excited (even more so when hungry). They'll swim back and forth like two dogs behind a fence. * The bass will jump out of the water to grab a worm or minnow dangled up to 3" above it. The bluegill will bust anything onced it touches the water. Today, for the first time, the bluegill leapt a tiny bit out of the water to grab a worm. I guess he is getting tired of the bass getting everything first. * Though they get along most of the time, the bass will take spells of chasing the bluegill away. The bass just seems moody. * The most fun is when either one grabs a worm or nightcrawler and leaves a substantial portion of it dangling from it's mouth. A very high speed chase ensues. The speed and manueverbility of the fish is impressive and much more than what you would expect. * The bluegill will try to eat anything once. It can be a piece of weed that is raising toward the surface or an air bubble rising. A piece of algae undulating in the current is worth a try. My trimming scissors are fair game at the moment they enter the water. I've attached a few pics. I'm having trouble getting a picture that does the aquarium justice. It is difficult to photograph thefish since they alwas are looking toward you when you are in the room.