Video of hand-painted bluegill feeding

So far, though there is hardly enough evidence yet to be conclusive and we haven’t done a study, it’s looking like the growth rate for our hand-painted bluegill may exceed that even of coppernose.  The video below is of hundreds of these dudes feeding in one of our hatchery ponds.  All of these fish are less than a year old – note that there are several in the bunch in the 7-8″ range: