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Atomic Sunfish, also known as Mayan Chiclids are invading the waters of SWFL.

It’s an invasive species and if they are caught, they should be kept so that they don’t reproduce.

Dr. Jeff Schmid with the Conservancy of Southwest Florida said “The thought is they’ve escaped from a fish farm somewhere in South Florida. Now, you can find them in places like man-made canals, ponds, and even in the Gulf.”

The fish gnaw on the mangroves and mussel and snail attached to them. A high population can do devastating damage to the mangroves.

The FWC encourages you to catch and keep without a bag limit.

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Junior is the producer of the Stan and Haney show. He is also a music producer and audio engineer. He was born in Sioux City, Ia, but has lived down in Southwest Florida since a young age.