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Subject: Re: NANFA-- Re: Flagfish
Date: Mon, 18 May 1998 21:20:53 -0400
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> On Sat, 16 May 1998 18:07:12 -0400 "bockj" <bockj at erols_com> writes:
> >How are your flagfish doing, Robert? Mine are a little shy, spending
> >of their time hiding under the java moss. This is a spectacularly
> >fish--red and blue stripes. A little on the nasty side, though.
> Very much a killie a bit ornry and very suitable for a single species
> tank. I am on my F kazzillion on my colony. They love to be kept in ponds
> with much vegetation .....
You're right about that. Mine love the algae that I scoop out of my mud
sunfish tank. As for the shyness, I may put them in with some fast moving
(larger) rosy side or redbelly dace. Maybe the dither fish will encourage
them to show themselves more.
> >plan to
> >move the moss out, and get a boat load of nylon spawning mops, and
> >periodically transfer them to a back yard tub of about 40 gallons. In
> >fall, I hope to come back for lots more.
> >I used a similar strategy to breed Elassoma zonatum last year--putting
> >adults in the tub, along with loads of java moss. Came back in the
> >fall to
> >about 40 or 50 young of various stages of development, which I gave to
> >Fullerton and Chris Scharpf.
> I find the small pond hatchery is a great way to breed a lot of smaller
> native fishes. I wish more people did it. They would be very satisfied if
> they did ....
> >Anyway, if anyone's got any thoughts about the flagfish breeding,
> >send a note to the NANFA list--I'm not on the NANF list (one list is
> >for me!)
> >Take care, Robert
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