Redbreast Sunfish can adapt to most types of water. They can live in clear streams, lakes with muddy bottoms and even in estuaries. They are very small with the average adult only 6 inches long. Redbreast prefer slack water and they feed primarily on the bottom.
Everything we cover in our sunfish section as far as catching sunfish will work with the redbreast sunfish. Because of their lack of size, most anglers will not eat them, but they do taste good if you can catch a big enough fish to eat.