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>List Members, What is the difference between 1. American Flag fish,
>Jordanella floridae and 2. American Flag Fish , Ameca Splendens - Butterfly
>Goodeid? Which one is best for a planted tank? Does it matter which one to
>buy? Which one is most often found in the fish stores in the USA?
Jordanella floridae is an egg laying tooth carp ("killifish")
Ameca splendens is a livebearing tooth carp (livebearer).
J. floridae is properly know as the "American Flag Fish". A.
splendend is commonly known as the "Butterfly goodied". I've
never seen it referred to as a flag fish.
They both eat algae.
Does anybody use pupfish (Cyprinodon species) for algae control?
Apart from liking warm water they ought to work pretty god I'd
Richard J. Sexton richard at aquaria_net
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