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Re: NFC: Flagfish (fwd)

Sajjad, are you sending from another addy, or... ?

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Date: Fri, 14 May 1999 09:35:55 -0500 (CDT)
From: Sajjad Lateef <sajjad at acm_org>
To: NFC List <nfc at actwin_com>
Subject: Re: NFC: Flagfish

	Another benefit of flagfish is that they chomp on all kinds of
algae. My pair of female flagfish are the ones responsible for getting the
beard algae under control in my tanks. In one tank, the algae has not come
back after their through cleaning. I see them often in my local fish
store. I think they cost $3-4 a fish.

	I think that the Male flagfish are very attractive fish. I wish
mine had survived long enough to breed. I just might get another male one
of these days.

	Does anyone know: Are these mop-spawners? If so, floating or


 On Thu, 13 May 1999, Christian C Burke

> I recently purchased some Flagfish (Jordanella floridae) from a local
> fish store.  These are beautiful, stubby, little killies native to the
> Florida peninsula.
> I had never seen these fish for sale in a store, but perhaps this is due
> to my western location.  I got the impression from the storekeeper that
> they didn't sell very well, as they were not as "pretty" as the platies
> and swordtails in the adjacent tanks...  Whatever.  Just bag 'em and tag
> 'em, please!
> These are stunning fish.  The females have a handsome snakeskin sort of
> pattern, and the males have bright orange horizontal stripes.  I was
> particulary attracted to them because they reminded me of the sheepshead
> minnows I used to catch in Maryland, but more colorful.
> I haven't heard any mention about these fish on the list.  Does anyone
> else see them for sale in stores?  Perhaps they more common than I
> realize?  Does anyone have any experience they would like to share about
> these little guys?
> ----------------------------------------
> Christian C. Burke
> http://home.att.net/~cburke.fish-head
> mailto:cburke.fish-head at worldnet_att.net

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