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Re: Flag fish and shrimp
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 1999 00:13:59 -0500
From: cwells <cdwells at concentric_net>
Subject: Flag fish and shrimp
> I have some Florida Flag fish in quarantine as possible hair algae eaters.
> Will they mess with my algae shrimp?
Quite possibly. This may be one exception to the "din-din" rule. [If it fits in
the mouth it's din-din.]
When shrimp molt, they have no hard shell for a while. Some fish can enjoy a
dinner of "soft-shell crab" and sharp-toothed specimens like American-Flag Fish*
are pretty likely to try a nibble.
I wouldn't trust them, if I were you.
The often misused common name is because the sides of male *Jordanella floridae*
resemble an American flag. They really don't look very much like the flag of the
state of Florida. ;-)
Wright Huntley, Fremont CA, USA, 510 494-8679 huntley1 at home dot com
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