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Re: FFF (was hair algae)
>Dwight, I don't mind a nasty-looking fish when it's ugly, but when these
>fish look nasty it's because they're pretty unhealthy. I took pity on some
>that had been ordered in for me, and felt obliged to take them all, in spite
>of the fact that they looked pretty bad. One never recovered, and my mistake
>was trying to keep him alive for so long, because it lengthened the time of
>contact to the other fish. Though the other ones recovered color and fins,
>they all eventually developed the same symptoms, and eventually succumbed
>(all but one male). I lost all but one female also. And I noticed, if
>not in the peak of health, they tend to laze around and not do much algae
>pickin' at all. Left for a week on vacation without food, I came home to a
>tank that had more hairy algae than when I left it.
Hmm..... I've heard enough now to be certain that something is wrong in the
traditional distributor channels. Too many people are complaining about
the tattered condition of the FFF or Florida Flag Fish (Jordanella
floridae) aka American Flag Fish that DO make it to their local pet shops.
I do confess, the wild caught ones are MUCH more fiesty and attractive than
the original  I bought from a LFS here in Ft. Lauderdale. I don't know
what else to advise in terms of getting them locally. I'm sending a few
FFF off mostly as a test to some folks who requested 'em. Should this work
out, I'll do it on a regular basis for those who want 'em. Hey Eppler!
You whanna help these folks out? :-)
If anyone has had POSITIVE experiences with getting quality FFF from a LFS
I'd like to know who their wholesaler was.
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