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#1 Joshaeus

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 07:02 PM

Hi everyone! I am setting up a pair of container gardens this spring and am seeking fish that would do well in them. I just purchased a pair of American Flagfish today, hoping that they would fit the bill. My question is, how cold hardy are the flagfishes? I was assuming I should pull them in when water temps dip below 50 at night. Thanks!



#2 Michael Wolfe

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 09:46 PM

Mine survived in a 100 gallon stock tank even through a freeze (even had babies the next spring).  But the water only froze on the top inch or so and I am sure was not nearly so cold at the very bottom.  No circulation in these stock tanks so there is a natural gradient.


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#3 Joshaeus

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 07:41 AM

Ah...guess 50 is a good lower limit then :)





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