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Old 03-26-2013, 03:09 AM   #1
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African Butterfly Fish

Does anybody have any experience with them as far as food goes. What do you feed and how much? I sort of saved one from a friend and its really skinny.
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Old 03-26-2013, 03:59 PM   #2
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Does anybody know any help is appreciated.
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:46 PM   #3
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LIVE food. I used to catch moths on the porch light and give it to mine. Live small Crickets as a treat. - as long as it floats they will eat it -
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Old 03-26-2013, 05:12 PM   #4
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They can be fed floating pellets. They will also eat small top dwelling fish so don't add fish like guppies or danios.
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Old 03-26-2013, 06:13 PM   #5
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Oh yeah! Mine ate a baby Cory going up to "gulp" air. Ate small baby fish. I loved mine
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Old 03-26-2013, 06:36 PM   #6
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Don't cories have pointed fins on the side? Must have been painful.
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:19 PM   #7
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Yes. Bit the poor baby in 1/2
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:21 PM   #8
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My AB was named Mothra. I fed him all live food. Would not eat dead/pellets. Got to hard. He was aggressive and hard to feed. I do miss him tho....
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I feed mine flakes and live insects once in a while for a treat
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:20 PM   #10
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Ok so far I have tried freeze dried brine shrimp no luck there. He did eat one frozen bloodworm out of a whole cube:/. Next I will try live food hopefully crickets will do the trick.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:53 PM   #11
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I fed mine crickets when I got my african butterfly and he loved them. I have since been feeding a mixture of crickets and floating pellets.

African butterfly's are really skittish when bright tank lights are on or if you move to quickly. Try slowly introducing some food with the lights off.
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They are also jumpers so have a lid.
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I have a lid for it. I just tried some more floating freeze dried shrimp with the lights off still doesn't seem to want them. I hope crickets will do the trick.
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How's he doing ? It's spring now and live bugs are outside. I used to catch moths for mine
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