Re: NANFA-- Longevity of Florida Flagfish

R. W. Wolff (
Sun, 7 Jan 2001 18:51:03 -0600

flagfish (Jordanella floridae) > How long do these fish normally live?
I have had them last atleast three years. I think they may live longer. I
never kept track of babies I hatched until they died. I have a female still
kicking I recieved last spring that was full grown then, she looks fine yet.
I have noticed fish dieing of old age all seem to do the same things: become
sluggish and scared of other fish, if they were the number one fish in the
pecking order they quickly become the bottom fish, often take on colors of
the opposite sex- expecially males suddenly colored as females. They
eventually cease eating and hide out in a secure spot and wait for the end.

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