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American Flag Fish (Jordanella floridae )

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The American Flag Fish, also known as Jordanella floridae, is a freshwater species of fish native to the southeastern United States. They are highly recognizable due to their striking coloration, which resembles the American flag, with bold red and blue stripes on a silver-white body.

These fish are small, typically reaching a maximum length of around 6 centimeters (2.5 inches). They have a slender body shape and a pointed snout, with fins that are elongated and adorned with black markings.

American Flag Fish are relatively hardy and adaptable, making them suitable for beginner aquarists. They prefer water with a pH range of 6.5 to 8.0 and a temperature range of 20 to 27 degrees Celsius (68 to 81 degrees Fahrenheit).

These fish are omnivores, with a diet that consists of both plant matter and small invertebrates. They will eat algae, small crustaceans, and insect larvae, as well as commercial flake or pellet foods.

Breeding American Flag Fish in captivity is relatively easy, and they will spawn in a well-planted aquarium with plenty of hiding places. They are egg scatterers, and the eggs will hatch in around 2 to 3 days.

Overall, American Flag Fish are a visually striking and engaging addition to a freshwater aquarium. They are easy to care for, peaceful, and can coexist with other peaceful species. Their unique coloration and active nature make them a popular choice among aquarists looking to add some visual interest to their tank.