Re: NANFA-- More on golden shiners

Ty Hall (
Sat, 04 Oct 2003 15:12:50 -0500

In my experience Florida Flag Fish (jordanella floridae) do a good job on Duckweed
as well. I'm not sure how they are on the other plants in the tank. I have never
kept them in a planted tank. I simply added Duckweed for them as a treat.


Bob Bock wrote:

> I thought about trying them again, because of how brightly colored the wild
> ones that I caught were. When I'd heard about their eating duckweed, then
> that clinched me. Just when I think my tanks are cleared of the stupid
> stuff, it's back again.
> I've circulated some feeder goldfish through the tanks to get rid of the
> stuff--they do a good job, but eventually get big and start eating the
> plants, as well. And it was either the gold fish or the Vietnamese minnow
> that ate the java fern down to the ribs!
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