Originally Posted by Lupin
No, I would NOT advise mixing the Jordanella floridae with any of your fish especially balloon mollies and frogs. They are better off in a more spacious tank where others will have a chance to get away from their belligerence. My last flagfish nipped everyone easily.
Flagfish do not need to be kept in a group. They do well in pair, singly or small groups.
Awesome info, Lupin, as always. Thanks a bunch!!
I had done some more in depth research on them, and when they were compared to dwarf cichlids, I was like "oh no!" LOL
Thanks, you saved me a big hassle!!! Gonna skip the flagfish, but for sure getting the Endler's.
I am upgrading my 5 gal to a 10 gal and removing my evil serpae tetras from my 29 gal (removing the shark too bc it keeps chopping down my live plants like a beaver!!!) and will add my guppies and molly to the larger tank. And if I put my frog in the larger tank, I could do the flagfish in the 10 by itself, maybe 2 or 3 of them (all female preferably)...but before I decide on that...how are their personalities? Ideally, since my smaller tank is in my kitchen, I want fish that are interactive with me. Like my guppies and molly come over to the side of the tank and watch me cook dinner and such...are the flagfish personal like that???
If the flagfish have bland personalities...any idea of what kind of fish does that could be housed happily in a 10 gal I could look into??? I have already considered a betta (in which I would add a school of smaller fish like neons, and keep my frog, as I have done this in the past with no issue), I also considered sparkling gourami, but they dont have the personality I want. Also considered dwarf puffers (no frog in the tank of course) but I dont want to deal with the live food, and they are too small & could easily get sucked into my filter intake on the filter I will be using for that tank (tetra 10i Whisper).
Just looking for other suggestions I may have overlooked. I am thinking small, personality, and unique and/or very pretty.