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Old 05-10-2012, 03:33 PM   #1
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New American Flagfish!

My new American Flagfish came today! His colors are still a little washed out from the journey, but he's already come out of hiding and is eating

My betta has been fascinated by him... Kept following and staring at him, with the occassional "Hey, I'm top fish" flare which the Flagfish was completely oblivious to and kept munching away... The betta seems to be fine now that he's reassured himself his dominance isn't in question.
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Old 05-10-2012, 03:38 PM   #2
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Cool, I like flagfish. The males can be particularly aggressive, though, but I have heard of successful community tanks with them. I think their hardiness makes them a great pond fish as well.
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So far the only thing he's taken any nips at are plants, but I'm keeping an eye on him just to be sure... He's followed the tetras a little bit like he was trying to school with them, but otherwise he seems to be oblivious to any fish that passes near him.
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oooo nice. he looks kinda like a jewel cichlid
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He's been super friendly so far too, which is a nice surprise. I heard that they can be really shy and hide a lot in a well lit tank, but he's actually been coming right up to the front glass in the open swimming area to swim back and forth and look at me
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:24 PM   #6
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i have my dwarf flag in a community tank for about 2 months and he gets along with eveyone. no problems at all. hope you have the same experience with yours. when they color up they are beautiful. mine has a lot of green with a cast of yellow. it's very nice. good luck.
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:33 PM   #7
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forgot to say mine comes up to the glass and swims back and forth whenever he sees me. they are very friendly fish. when i feed the live black worms he goes CRAZY along with all the other fish. my guy never hides except to sit under some of the plants at night.
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Flags are awesome little guys. I love the heck out of mine.
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Old 05-11-2012, 02:50 AM   #9
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Hmmm, it looks like there may have been some nips... Most of my male guppies had what looks like a single bite mark out of each of their tails. Hopefully it's just initial boundary setting since I saw one of the guppies thinking the flagfish was a female guppy, but I'll keep an eye out for if it goes any further. From what I've read flagfish can be pretty nippy if they're hungry, so I might just need to give him a time out for a day or so to let him fill his tummy before letting him loose again. Really don't want to have to take him to my LFS when I specifically had him shipped
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Very nice little fish. Don't have them over here.
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