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Old 05-15-2015, 09:26 PM   #1
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Hair algae eater


Just got myself two "Flag Killifish".(impulse buy) wasn't looking for an algae eater. I just wanted a unique fish for hard water. But They picked half of the 20gallon tank clean of hair algae in one day. They are still at it. and the male looks amazing
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Old 05-15-2015, 09:36 PM   #2
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I had those years ago, I thought they were neat looking, I haven't seen them again locally
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Old 05-20-2015, 07:44 PM   #3
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I had those years ago, I thought they were neat looking, I haven't seen them again locally
Yeah I have never seen them here before. But they are a North American fish, found in Florida
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Old 05-21-2015, 02:22 AM   #4
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Yea those fish during the summer take over my lake!!!!! One scoop of a net and you can easily pull in 20


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Love my flagfish! I got four of them to help with hair algae and found they constantly court each other and do some super romantic dances around the tank together. Sometimes they pair off and dance together and a lot of times there are three working together. They are very interesting fish!

Listed as "semi aggressive" but I've found they're mostly just a bit of food hogs. They don't mess with anyone physically but sometimes will guard a shrimp pellet and run the others off. No harm, no foul though.
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I currently have 12 rainbows and 2 bristle nose plecos, planning to add 10 black angels; would this fish fit into this meley?
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I want to get some !
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Old 05-22-2015, 01:20 AM   #8
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I currently have 12 rainbows and 2 bristle nose plecos, planning to add 10 black angels; would this fish fit into this meley?
I'm not really sure how they would all get along. I have mine with three kuhli loaches.
Just As kep said, they are food hogs, and chase others away from food. Sometimes my male chases the kuhlis off a sinking pellet, but otherwise ignores them. I just feed the kuhlis at night now to avoid issues. They aren't very big fish. Mine are still immature and not fully grown, but I believe they get roughly as big as dwarf neon rainbows, maybe just a bit smaller.

Pic of my two flag killifish
Female is smaller, but she will eventually get a bit bigger than the male. I got the best looking male at the LFS. He was the only one with any red in his colours. Sry about bad phone pic
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Old 05-22-2015, 11:13 AM   #9
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