Max Length: 17 inches
Max Weight: 5.75 lbs
Lifespan: 5-8 years
Stocking Rate: 300 per acre (+700 Bluegill)
Shellcrackers have similar characteristics to the Bluegill. They will reach slightly larger sizes. They are stocked alongside the Bluegill because they add variety to the pond, but do not compete much with Bluegill for natural food. Both will eat fish feed, but Shellcracker's main diet is snails, mollusks, and other small shelled creatures (hence the name).