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post #1 of 3 Old 10-09-2010, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
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African Butterfly Fish possible "living fossil"

A couple of members recently set up aquaria for Pantodon buchholzi, the African Butterfly fish. The linked article may be of interest to them and others; scientists have discovered two separate and genetically distinct populations that have existed unchanged for more than 57 million years and may therefore be deemed "living fossils." What an amazing hobby.

African butterflyfish hides genetic surprise | News | Practical Fishkeeping

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post #2 of 3 Old 10-09-2010, 01:44 PM
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Mine jumper out of my tank last night.... lol I'll be getting a new one I guess, I think they're super neat.

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post #3 of 3 Old 10-09-2010, 08:58 PM
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hey byron thanks very cool info. debbie

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