Species group: Killifish
Other common names: Florida Flagfish
Scientific name: Jordanella floridae
The Florida Flagfish or American-Flag Fish, Jordanella floridae, is a killifish native to the waters of Florida. It is a common, native fish in Florida that is occasionally found in fish stores. They are efficient eaters of hair algae and they may also eat plants in a planted aquarium.
The American-Flag Fish received its name because the male fish resembles the American flag, with a large black/blue dot and alternating red and black/blue stripes on its body.
brackish water species, good minimum size, green hair algae, cold water aquarium
killifish, live aquarium plants, high ph, conspicuous black spot