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post #1 of 6 Old 11-05-2009, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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After two months of searching:



I finally got my African Butterfly Fish! I need a name =)

Twenty-Eight:
1 Otos, 6 Guyana Leaf Fish, 2 Malayan Leaf Fish, 1 Orange Head Tapajos, 4 Bronze Cories, 3 Peppered Cories, 2 Panda Cories, 1 Skunk Cory

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post #2 of 6 Old 11-05-2009, 03:29 PM
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After two months of searching:



I finally got my African Butterfly Fish! I need a name =)
Awesome. I had one years ago for over 3 years. Just make sure you secure the top so he doesn't jump.
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post #3 of 6 Old 11-05-2009, 05:41 PM
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When you decide on a name, you have a male fish, not that he will mind I'm sure. If you could get a female, it would be interesting; they are social in a pair.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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I can't help with names as I never name my fish but I wanted to say what a VERY pretty fish he is. It makes me want one!

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post #5 of 6 Old 11-05-2009, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Byron, I was pretty sure I had a male, but with no female to compare it too, I wasn't sure. Unfortunately I dont have the room in my tank...I would consider it if all my bloodfins died or something tragic happened like that...I just don't want to over load my tank.

Twenty-Eight:
1 Otos, 6 Guyana Leaf Fish, 2 Malayan Leaf Fish, 1 Orange Head Tapajos, 4 Bronze Cories, 3 Peppered Cories, 2 Panda Cories, 1 Skunk Cory

Seventy-Five:
3 Thread-finned Acara, 1 Jurupari, 1 Spiny Eel, 1 Bristlenose Pleco, 1 Festivum, 1 Spotted Raphael


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post #6 of 6 Old 11-06-2009, 12:13 PM
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Thanks Byron, I was pretty sure I had a male, but with no female to compare it too, I wasn't sure. Unfortunately I dont have the room in my tank...I would consider it if all my bloodfins died or something tragic happened like that...I just don't want to over load my tank.
What is the tank size? I had a pair of these in a 15g and they were fine. The surface area is the most important aspect rather than water depth, since they spend all their time at the surface but they are very sedentary. In a pair they inteact a bit which I found quite interesting; I'm sure it's better for them too, as I said, they are social. And providing what the fish need is a better formula for health long-term.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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