The American Flag Fish

Species/genus: Jordanella floridae

Origin: Florida down the East and Gulf Coast to Yucatan

Temp: 68-77°F (20-25°C)

pH: around neutral
dH: medium, not critical

Temperament: Usually peaceful, but the male will guard eggs and fry with force.

Adult Size: 2½ in (6.5cm)

Minimum Tank Size: 5 gallon

Feeding: Omnivorous, needs vegatble flakes or algae.

Breeding: A Killifish thats spawns like a Cichlid. The male will dig a depression in the sand where he will guard the eggs for thier 7 day incubation. The fry are usually safe with their parents.

Comments:
The Flag Fish can be kept much like the common livebearers, Platies, Swordtails and Mollies. It doesn’t mind higher pH or even a little salt in the water. They make excellent fish for algae clean up.