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Re: NFC: American Flagfish, Jordenella floridae
Hemsath, Gay wrote:
> You talk about their spawning in dense weeds
> How about Java moss
> In most of my tanks I have about 4" to 8" of Java moss covering the
> entire bottom of the tank
> -----Original Message-----
> From: R.W.Wolff [SMTP:choupiqu at wctc_net]
> Sent: Saturday, February 20, 1999 8:35 PM
> To: nanfa at aquaria_net
> Subject: Re: NANFA-- American Flagfish, Jordenella
> I would agree that flagfish are good candidates for a
> tank. Make
> sure they get plenty of green food, algae, tiny duckweed, etc.
> In a larger
> tank they school loosely and ingnore other fish. Spawning in
> dense weeds
> you may be rewarded with babies that escape being eaten by the
> other fish.
> Another thing is you can through a "mop" in the tank and check
> it. I have
> many killifish, even in communtiy set-ups that used the mop,
> even though
> ther were plants and gravel available to spawn in, If any one
> interested I have one male and 5 females that I'd be willing
> part with,
> in excahnge for elassomas, enneacathus, or fundulus species.
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I spawn my Jordenella Floridae in a ten gallon tank with a gravel
bottom and a large
clump of Nijas they like the combination the nijas gives them a sense of
security and with
the gravel the male retains his color. They're voracious eaters they
from flake food to earthworms.
In the summers I put 3 pair in a 160 gallon pond and pull 90 -100 fry
out in the fall.
Right now I have the 7th generation sitting in my basement waiting to
go out this spring.
I live in the Chicago area and generally don't pull the fry out until
late November so they're very temperature tolerant.