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Re: FFF (was Hair algae)

Dwight writes:

>> Still, I recommend you use
>>  persistence in badgering your LFS to being 'em in.  I don't care what the
>>  owner says, they are NOT hard to get!

Dixon writes:

>But the ones that do come in are really nasty looking.  Deformed or missing 
>fins and no color.  When I lived in FL, I could also score very colorful 
>ones, but I have only seen them for sale twice in six years here in Idaho, 
>and they were nasty looking.

NOW I know where "IDMiamiBob" comes from! :-) For YEARS I've wondered where
you got that name when you don't currently live in Florida.

One of the reasons FFF or Florida Flag Fish (Jordanella floridae)  aka
American Flag Fish sometimes get a bad rap (from LFS owners) is their
colour gets lost when they are kept in stressful conditions (like an
overcrowded LFS tank for example)
http://www.aquafind.com/articles/jordan.html Even so, I have to agree with
Bob Dixon that the wild ones I score look much better than the store bought

THey may be attractive fish if kept under ideal conditions but still, we
don't buy "bushynose plecos" for their good looks!  If the LFS owners would
pitch the fishes' strengths as a hair algae buzz-saw, they would fly off
the shelves!

BTW, does anyone know where I can get those  "breathing plastic bags" for
shipping live fish?

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