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post #1 of 4 Old 07-25-2007, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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African Butterfly Fish

I recently put one in my tank and these are excellent fish. He is very interesting to watch, and seem very relaxed, provided that a few floating plants are in place. He attacks his food with great ferocity, and gets along nicely with my Betta, despite that they're both top dwellers. There's enough room for the both of them. :o

I'll post some pictures soon.

Tanks: 40 gal FW setup, 10 gal Reef tank.

Old BC8 setup: http://www.fishforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=10744
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post #2 of 4 Old 07-25-2007, 07:09 PM
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I can't wait to see the pics.

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post #3 of 4 Old 07-26-2007, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
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I'll take them tonight during feeding. I've decided to name him Hook, since I noticed he has minor damage to his right 'wing'. The end of it seems to be missing slightly, resulting in a 'hook' at the tip of his fin. Yesterday he attacked the Mysis shrimp I fed him so voraciously that water actually splashed out of the tank. He has great power for only a 2-inch long creature. 8) 8)

Tanks: 40 gal FW setup, 10 gal Reef tank.

Old BC8 setup: http://www.fishforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=10744
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post #4 of 4 Old 07-29-2007, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
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Here are some pictures I took while feeding him last night:











A nice fish indeed.

Tanks: 40 gal FW setup, 10 gal Reef tank.

Old BC8 setup: http://www.fishforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=10744
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