Re: NANFA-- fish id
Wed, 5 Mar 2003 21:52:38 EST

In a message dated 3/5/03 8:41:07 AM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

> A while ago there was a discussion on the "fw flounder" that is commonly
> sold in pet stores. It seemed that they were a type of flatfish found in
> the southern coastal states. What are these fish and are they indeed
> flounders? How big do they get? Are they relatively easy to keep? I
> suspect that they are truly brackish water? Thanks.
> Nick Zarlinga
I have four or five of them I raised from larvae with their eyes still on
different sides of their heads and they have never seen salty water. They
seem to do equally well in fresh or salt water but they only breed in salt
water. BTW they are "soles" not flounder ;-) Mine are about 5 or 6 inches
long and 5 years old.

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