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Re:Jordanella floridae (American Flag)
I love my Flag fish. Love to eat algae and are breeding in 2 different
tanks. If I could only get the pleco and clown loaches to leave the eggs
alone. Oh well. Also, I have not lost a single fish. Still have the 6 I
started with last year. Water conditions are 7.0 - 7.2 ph, 78-90 deg (80
gallon tank gets hot in the summer.) Light planting, community tanks.
From: Jim Spencer <jimsp at yahoo_com>
Subject: Re:Jordanella floridae (American Flag)
>The caption by the picture says:"A little known but good
> algae eater is Jordanell florida, the American Flag."
>Has anyone ever seen these fish or used them in their
If you search the APD archives you will find many postings on the
American Flag Fish. IMHO it is by far the best algae eating fish
around. It eats large amounts of algae. They will quickly clear your
tank of filament type algae. The one big problem I have with them is a
high mortality rate. It may be the soft and slightly acid water
condition I maintain doesn't agree with them.