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Re: Availability of Florida Flag Fish
Some may disagree, but here is my experience with Florida Flag Fish.....I
bought 3 females and 2 males, one male was very small. The larger male
became extremely dominant and began to attack everything in the tank,
including the females. Before I could return him to the local fish store he
had killed 1 female flag fish, 1 cardinal tetra, 1 female guppy, and
obliterated the fins of my betta (who hid in the bushes constantly). This
all happened in the span of one week. At first I thought there was some
type of illness in the tank, but then sat one night and saw the male
attacking everyone. The only problem was that he was impossible to catch!
Every time I would bring the net around, he was nowhere to be found. I
swear that I have never seen such a sneaky fish. I finally just ripped up
all of my plant (WAAAA!) and caught the little bugger. Then guess what?
The little male, who had been very timid up until this point, took over! I
had to turn him in too. I now have 2 female flag fish in my 55 gallon and
must say that while I see them grazing quite a bit, I don't know that they
have made a dent in the hair and every other kind of algae in my tank. I
guess that the moral of this story would be that you should only get females
to begin with. If you like the way they clean you may want to try a male,
but I would steer clear!
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