This killifish from North America is one of the evergreens in the aquarium hobby and has delighted many generations of aquarists. Unfortunately it has become quiet around this attractive animal in the last years. But now beautiful and stable American Flag fish are available again from Southeast Asian breeders.
Jordanella floridae grows 4-6 cm long and is very temperature tolerant, which is why it is also well suited for stocking mini ponds in the warm season, where it reliably prevents the occurrence of mosquito larvae. Furthermore, filamentous algae are part of the food spectrum, which certainly does not annoy the pond owner. The eggs are also laid in algae cushions, the male defends the spawning ground against possible predators. In very small aquariums or miniature ponds, the American Flag is kept in pairs, otherwise group keeping is also possible without any problems.
Males and females are easily distinguished by the black spot in the dorsal fin, which only the females show.
As soon as the water temperature falls permanently below 15°C, you have to bring the American Flag into the house.
For our customers: the animals have code 327503 on our stocklist. Please note that we only supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer