Hybrid bream are ideal for small fishing ponds due to their skewed sex ratio, 80 to 90% males, which results in reduced spawning, prevents overcrowding and produces bigger fish. However, most of the hybrid bream sold today eventually produce a successful generation of inferior offspring resembling green sunfish requiring the pond to be drained and started over. Traditionally hybrid bream are also not to be stocked in bass/bluegill ponds because they will interbreed with the bluegill producing a generation of inferior offspring.
For these reasons, J.M. Malone and Son, Inc. is pleased to offer Specklebelly Bream™, a superior sunfish for stocking private ponds and lakes. Specklebelly Bream™ are an improved hybrid bream that does not use the green sunfish cross that most hybrid bream available today do. Populations of Specklebelly Bream™ are 95 to 100% males, readily take fish food, grow to large sizes and are easy to catch.
Furthermore, if a Specklebelly Bream™ does successfully reproduce with another of its kind or a bluegill, the offspring will not resemble green sunfish in appearance or biology. Specklebelly Bream™ may be stocked in any fishing pond regardless of what other kinds of bream or sunfish are in it. They are also a fun and safe addition to Bass Ponds and Fishing Ponds at 100 to 200 fish per acre, especially if the pond has a fish feeder.
J.M. Malone and Son, Inc. is the only producer of Specklebelly Bream ™ and Southern Specklebelly Bream™. These fish can be purchased directly from J.M. Malone and Son, Inc. or one of our licensed distributors.