Flagfish - Jordanella floridae
Scientific name: Jordanella floridae
Common name: Flagfish
Usual size in fish tanks: 6 - 7 cm (2.36 - 2.76 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.7 - 8.2
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 12 - 18°N (214.29 - 321.43ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 19 - 23 °C (66.2 - 73.4°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: North America
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful
Usual place in the tank: Middle levels
This herbivore should be supplied with plenty of algae to feast on. Flagfish are magnificent algae eaters that even rival the Chinese algae eater. Spirulina, which is blue - green algae, can be fed to the Flag Fish to help further enhance coloration. The Flag Fish will even eat hair algae and various aquatic plants.
The male fish has a color pattern that almost reminds us of the American Flag which is what earned this species the name “Flag Fish”. The females have less dramatic coloration and their bodies tend to be more rounded than the males’.
The female lays her eggs in a prepared pit she has made in the gravel. The male takes on the job of guarding the eggs from everyone including the female. The eggs will take up to 10 days to hatch and the fry should be fed infusoria until they are large enough to graze on algae.
The Flag Fish can live for up to 8 years.
The Flag Fish is Native to North America around Florida and the Gulf Coast.
Jordanella floridae has been mistaken as a type of cichlid in the past because of its parenting behavior.
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