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African butterfly

Pantodon Buchholzi



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From: Maat
I love this fish! Mine isn't lethargic at all. He will even swim right up and eat out of my hand... I think they are fascinating and probably have the closest thing to a "personality" that I have seen in a fish so far... With the exception of my pygmy puffers, but that a whole other story...

From: Scott
This fish is very interesting, sure there are prettier fish out there, but pretty fish are common. If your looking for something that looks, normal, don't get this fish, but if you want something cool then this fish is good investment.

From: Jonathan
I have five of these fish in my 55 gallon "strange stuff" aquarium. I live in the central US and they cost $9.99 each. Mine are very active, and though not schooling, they seem to "play" with each other. Not really an ugly fish, but you can tell from the face it's a predator (don't keep with small fish). And, remember they get big. Five inches may not sound huge, but I've seen some good sized adults that could probably swallow a tiger barb. Mine don't like freeze dried foods very much, but they love flakes, perhaps they'll grow out of it... My Rating: Perfect 10, unless you like small tetras...

From: Mick
This fish is really easy to keep, no threat to anything larger than a neon, have kept mine with a school of white cloud for about 6 months now, they can be very territorial but with their mouths in the position they are the most they can do is chase and nudge any fish that gets too close, really interesting fish, very cheap here in Britain about the equivalent of $7

From: Daniel
Mine just stays on along the water surface. It seems quite shy as any sudden movement from above scares it. I feed mine flakes with no problem. I tried giving it crickets but other fish ate it first. Mine is in a community tank along with neons and I don't think it has eaten any of my neons. Interesting in looks but not very fun to keep as all it does is "float."

From: Beth
I found two of these beautiful fish at a Petsmart! I usually will never ever buy fish form a chain. The employees did not even know what they were called. I bought them, sold to me as "bettas" for $1.99 each. I had them for about 6 months. CAUTION: They love to leap out of the water when the lid is opened for feeding. I have one fly out and hit me in the eye on morning. That hurt! I put him back in, but he did not made it after such an impact. The second butterfly jumped out at me while I was repositioning some tubing. It flew down my shirt! They are really uncomfortable fish to wear. Basically, they are a joy to watch and must be cared for with a lot of love and knowledge about what they need. BEWARE of getting them unless you can ensure that they have no places, no matter how tiny, to jump out through. Happy fishkeeping!





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