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« on: March 03, 2016, 10:06:48 AM »

I have a 15 gal. long with a nice growth of various plants plus plastic and decor with BBA.  It gets direct sunlight most days. I realize to rid myself of this I can work with lights, use hydrogen peroxide,and other things, but I actually have thought of this fish for some time.  Jordanella floridae's water parameters are essentially what I have.  However, in looking for information, including Badman's, I have I discovered a Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde personality, especially with comments following Badman's entry. I mean, there is a ton of conflicting information out there. The tank has 4 adult platys, 3 white clouds (I hope to have a shoal of 6-7,) and 4 small platy babies.  Anyone having experience with this fish regarding it's behavior, diet, and other  eccentric tendencies I would love to hear about.  I realize the addition on too many more fish would be pushing the bio load of this tank.
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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2016, 11:24:45 AM »

I think you need a bigger tank for these fish.

http://seriouslyfish.com/species/Jordanella-floridae/
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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2016, 11:44:46 AM »

You are right, Gregg.  You are really pushing it.  You do realize that those platy fry will grow up and breed along with the parents continuing to breed.   I would either move the tank to eliminate direct sunlight or, if that can't be done, remove the algae manually. 



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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2016, 03:00:35 PM »

Thanks you two,

I was thinking along that line myself. I hope to rid myself of the all my baby platys but I am having a tough time doing so.  I would love another tank or more for single species, this fish I guess would be for one of them. I sure am interested in what seems to be a bi polar fish. I can deal with that algae. 

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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2016, 11:17:01 AM »

Hi Greg,
Are you talking about this fish

http://www.tfhmagazine.com/assets/015/60161.jpg
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https://sanddollaradventures.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/americanflagfish.jpg
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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2016, 03:03:06 PM »

Hi Alexs0,

The upper fish. Beautiful fresh water native to the SE USA.  If you search it, Florida Flag fish, you'll find exactly what I wrote about.  Someday I would like to have a single species tank just for it.

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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2016, 12:38:28 PM »

Here is the problem with keeping fw fish. No matter how many tanks you have, no matter how many different species you keep, there will always be way way more that you don't. For a fish addict this is dastardly. You will never have every fish you want no matter how big your home is, no matter how wealthy you become no matter how long you live.

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For the purposes of this assessment freshwater fishes are defined as those that spend all or a critical part of their life cycle in fresh waters. Those species entirely confined to brackish waters are also assessed. There are over 14,000 freshwater fish species in the world, and by 2006 only 15% of them had had their risk of extinction assessed using the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria.
from http://www.iucnredlist.org/initiatives/freshwater/process/introduction

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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2016, 03:27:11 PM »

Ah but just another tank or two and that should do it. I'm not serious about that statement.  With what I have though, smaller tanks 20 gal. and under, I've just about decided that a community tank is unfair, as most include shoaling species, and the bigger the water the better for a large shoal.  I am reminded of some where a video, with thousands of some sort of cory fleeing a wader's path. So, a larger tank for a better community series of species and smaller ones such as what I have devoted to a small # of types.  Plus a wonderful planted tank.  Alas, actually, it is all a wish list for me.

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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2016, 03:55:09 PM »

You never know.  There may be a long lost relative who heard about Gregg and decided he wanted to leave his fortune to him.  Wink
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« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2016, 10:29:37 AM »

Well, you never know!  I found a new sub tropical must have, the Murray River Rainbowfish (Melanotoenia fluviatilis) but it would do best in a larger tank.  A person can dream.

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« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2016, 05:51:15 AM »

Hi Alexs0,

The upper fish. Beautiful fresh water native to the SE USA.  If you search it, Florida Flag fish, you'll find exactly what I wrote about.  Someday I would like to have a single species tank just for it.

Gregg
As far as i know none in Australia. Possibly due to our government quarantine restrictions. To get a fish down here from other country you have to pay for the quarantine time about  150USD a day / a head. 10 days minimum.
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« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2016, 08:24:18 AM »

Aquariums are like Jello. There is always room for more! Well, maybe except for Karen. She is gonna build a huge mote around her house and keep a school of Pacus  kewl


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