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butterfly

 

Family: Pantodontidae
Species: Pantodon buchholzi
Common Name: Butterflyfish
Size: Up to 4.5 inches.(11cm)
Habitat: West Africa: Nigeria, Lake Chad, Cameroon, Ogowe river basin.
Min Tank Size: 20 gallon long.
Diet: Carnivore, Live foods, such as small fish, worms or shrimps.
Behavior: Aggressive to it's own species, OK with fish that occupy the middle or lower regions of the tank.
Water: Freshwater, pH 6.7 - 7.5, temperature range, 75-86°F (24-30°C), dH range: 2 - 10
Care: Needs frequent partial water changes. Jumps.
Communities: Cannot be kept with smaller fish. OK with medium sized peaceful fish.
Suitability: OK for the novice, with care.

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