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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #298
In a message dated 5/22/00 2:54:38 AM EST, Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com
Date: Sun, 21 May 2000 20:57:36 -0400
From: "Harry Jacobs" <hjacobs at muskoka_com>
Subject: J. Flo or FFF info please
> Why does everyone use these misleading names and abbreviations? As a
> Killifish keeper of some thirty odd years FFF for the Jordanella floridae
> gripes me to no end. While American Flag Fish is the accepted common
> J. floridae or J.flo would seem much better to me.
> Allen McNealy
Ok I am sold on these as a possible soloution to the algae problem in my
Java Moss which the Japonica don't seem to want to touch. My only 2
concerns are that they would bother the smaller fish in the tank - tetras
mainly with a couple of Rasboras in for good measure, and that they would
turn their noses up at the algae in favour of the daily flake food feeding.
I would put in more Japonica but they really don't seem to enjoy the algae
in the middle of the moss. Also how hard is it to get hold of these guys?
My LFS tried to order some awhile ago so I could see them and got Flag
What is your location? My wife and I leave Winchester, VA for The
American Killifish Association (AKA) Convention this Thursday. J. floridae
will be readily available there. Possibly we could pick up some for you or
you may want to contact Ken Normandin in Jacksonville, FL who sometimes
collects these native fish. Ken's address is ( killieguy at hotmail_com ).