African Butterfly Fish

African Butterfly Fish

Scientific Name: Pantodon Buchholzi
Availability: 15 In Stock
Origin: Ocean Captured Import

The African Butterflyfish is common to many lakes across Africa and is an interesting fish. It spends most of its time hanging at the surface of the water, waiting for prey. The body is dark brown to black and is speckled with lighter colorations. The......

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The African Butterflyfish is common to many lakes across Africa and is an interesting fish It spends most of its time hanging at the surface of the water, waiting for prey The body is dark brown to black and is speckled with lighter colorations The fins resemble the wings of a bird, giving this fish a look like no other

It does remain relatively small, but caution needs to be exercised, as this fish will swallow anything it can fit into its mouth.

In the aquarium

The ideal set-up for the African Butterfly is an aquarium of at least 30 gallons with plenty of plants that reach near the surface that this fish can use for cover They can handle a wide range of temperatures up into the mid 80's These fish can jump out of the water, and can even glide short distances

It is therefore very important to have a tight fitting top on the aquarium to stop the fish from jumping out.

Feeding

Feed the African Butterfly a steady diet of small fish, brine shrimp, insects and suitable freeze-dried foods.
  • Ph Level6.9-7.1
  • TemperamentAggressive
  • Scientific NamePantodon Buchholzi
  • FamilyPantodontidae

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