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American Flagfish: The Best Freshwater Algae Eaters for Aquariums

American Flagfish: The Best Freshwater Algae Eaters for Aquariums Rarely seen the American Flag fish is a fantastic algae eater and one of the more easy Killifish to maintain at home. The men are beautiful and both are solid and exceptionally tolerant of diverse water conditions.

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American Flagfish: The Best Freshwater Algae Eaters for Aquariums


Originating from Florida this is just another special kind of algae eater proven to feed on hair algae. This hardy and temperate fish can be introduced by you into your weedy tank and in a short span of time, your aquarium will soon be cleaned up.

On his body that is squared off he has rows of horizontal stripes that are red. Though it may be faded out in some instances, a black spot is present on the side of all males. Below the spot many specimens sport yellowish between the red horizontal stripes. In certain instances the entire side may be golden, although this generally bleeds to white away from this region.

Not one of the patterns have clear marked boundaries off and bleed together. The fins have reddish spots in them ordered to form flat rows. The tail is normally clear.

Care

Readily cared for the flag fish is adaptable and can be housed in a little aquarium. To show the colours off finest the tanks' substrate should be dark in color, heavily planted and well lit with a few open areas for swimming. Preferring slightly cooler temperatures choose your plants accordingly.

Matching the SAE in the ability to eat algae some vegetable matter must be included by the Flag fish diet like spinach or romaine lettuce along with a well balanced flake food. Morning sun to encourage algae growth is beneficial. Males are territorial thus in a tiny tank one ought to be kept.

Timid and shy they should be comfortable making use of their environment and tankmates to fully show off their colours. Cory and livebearers cats would make great picks. Appropriate tank care have to be routine, although the type of filtration is not exceedingly significant.

Behaviour and Compatibility

Finest-maintained alone, especially if the intent is for the fish to breed, but could be maintained in a well-studied community provided adequate space can be acquired.
Individual males demand space to form lands but in most instances more or two can be held in an identical aquarium.

Feeding

American flag fish are quite interesting to observe. Remain close to the plants or otherwise they tend to hug the bottom. They're going to graze on many kinds of algae, but may sometimes nip other plants. Generally the damage is minimal however.

Nip at or nuzzle one another and occasionally male and female pairs have a tendency to stay close together. It is best to keep only one male, unless you've an ample tank, as they'll fight. Occasionally additional females might not be safe. 

I initially started with a threesome, but the tiniest female dissappeared. Some advise one to keep only females, in the event that you would like to keep the flagfish rigorously for algae eating. I've not tried this, but I believe they're on the proper track.

Jordanella floridae is an omnivore and not picky about types of food. They are going to eat pretty much anything: worms, shrimp, flakefood, etc. are all taken. They do have a prerequisite for vegetable matter, so halved peas or boiled spinach should really be offered. Peas really are a special favorite for my fish. I make sure the fish get sufficient levels of vegetable matter and would be careful with foods that are rich like worms.

Biotope

Found in still and slow-moving swamps, marshes, lakes and ponds.

Reproduction

Contrary to a lot of reports, including several scientific papers, this species does not dig pits or demonstrate extensive parental care and breeds in the same fashion as other cyprinodontids.

It’s a fractional spawner with females depositing eggs on a more-or-less continuous basis when a warm temperature is maintained though it ought to be permitted as it would in nature to breed on a seasonal basis in spring and late summer.

Males form temporary lands that they defend against competitors while trying to entice females to spawn, dominant individuals showing intense colouration.

Eggs are discharged in small batches or singly and attached to algae or other surfaces by way of little filaments, once they’re deposited, and there is absolutely no additional care from either male or female.

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