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Old 12-15-2013, 08:05 PM   #1
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New African Butterfly Fish

Picked this guy up today. I didn't want to net him, so I scooped him up in an old betta cup. Well, he threw a temper tantrum and rocked the cup for a few seconds before he tumped over into the tank. Feisty little guy. I need some food recommendations other than crickets for smaller ABFs.



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Blending in like a creeper.
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Old 12-15-2013, 08:58 PM   #2
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Great man! I had an African butterfly fish before in a 125 gallon with other oddballs like a freshwater lion fish, if you ever need help, ask me
What sized tank is it in?
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Old 12-15-2013, 09:18 PM   #3
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Great man! I had an African butterfly fish before in a 125 gallon with other oddballs like a freshwater lion fish, if you ever need help, ask me
What sized tank is it in?
Cool, thanks! Got him in a 20 L with a bristlenose. I'm adding pygmy cories once he gets settled about January.
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20 liter! Or 20 long? Even so I would recommend a 40 gallon for the long term
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20 liter! Or 20 long? Even so I would recommend a 40 gallon for the long term
20 long. If she ended up being laid back, I would upgrade to a 30, but she's too temperamental. She hates the new fish and its just them aside from some shrimp. I have a thread about this actually. She's mean as fire.
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I was talking about the bristlenose. ABF won't be happy in a 30" tank?
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It needs at least a 30 gallon
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Old 12-25-2013, 07:10 PM   #8
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I need to get one. That is a great predatory fish for smaller tanks.
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