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Re: Availability of Florida Flag Fish

> Date: Mon, 22 May 2000 04:32:14 -0400
> From: Dwight <boukmn at mindspring_com>
> Subject: Re: Availability of Florida Flag Fish

Please drop that name before the situation gets any worse.

> Ask your LFS to try another supplier.  FFF are an inexpensive, native
> species to the US.  Unlike so many other fish in aquaria, they  are not
> inbred so they have high disease resistance.  Don't forget to tell the LFS
> guy their scientific name.

That will do every bit as good as giving the wrong common name (FFF).
Distributors and fish shops refuse to use scientific names -- ever. [Well,
almost always...]

The correct common name for *J. floridae* is American Flag Fish. If you want
*real* picky, it should be American-Flag Fish, the compound adjective is
because the males vaguely resemble our US flag.


PS. Inbreeding and disease resistance have a near zero coefficient of

Wright Huntley, Fremont CA, USA, 510 494-8679  huntleyone at home dot com

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