The redbreast is one of the larger sunfish Fish weighing as much as a pound or more have been caught. Like other sunfish, the redbreast spawns in beds one to three feet deep on sand or gravel . Insects, snails, crayfish, and small fish make up their main diet. At one time, this sunfish was raised by state hatcheries and widely distributed. Good populations of large redbreast can be found in the clear streams of central Texas, primarily in the San Marcos area.