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Old 03-20-2009, 05:34 PM   #1
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My African Butterfly Fish

Look what I found today! I'm so excited.



Then I read about how they can jump six feet in the air! So, I had to cover all of the openings on my hood, but it is well worth it.
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Old 03-21-2009, 08:34 PM   #2
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Nice. That's a sick looking fish.
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Old 03-22-2009, 03:30 PM   #3
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6 feet thats awsome
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Old 03-22-2009, 03:34 PM   #4
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I've always looked at these and petstores and always wanted one but never got one. I think I should pretty soon.

Do you feed yours just normal flake food? I heard they prefer meaty foods like predator fish. I guess all predator fish can be trained to live on alternative foods though.
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I hear they're very sensitive to water conditions and are picky food-wise.
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:00 AM   #6
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I hear they're very sensitive to water conditions and are picky food-wise.
They are certainly picky food wise; however, mine will eat almost anything. I usually feed him frozen and freeze dried bloodworms, but he still eats flake food too.

I heard a lot of people feed these fish crickets. I might have to buy me some.
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They are a great fish to own. I wish my current fish still allowed them as tankmates
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Awesome fish! I always wanted one but never had a tank for them, since they've been known to make a snack of smaller fish that venture towards the top. Great picture as well!

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I heard a lot of people feed these fish crickets. I might have to buy me some.
Gut loaded crickets are supposed to be wonderful food for them.
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I saw two of those at my LFS, I want one so bad but just don't have the room or time for anymore fish lol it's hard enough keeping up as it is.
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interesting fish :] loved the "spiked fins" dangerous looking.
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