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Byron 10-09-2010 11:48 AM

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

When I have a moment, I will update our profile.

Backer 10-09-2010 01:44 PM

Mine jumper out of my tank last night.... lol I'll be getting a new one I guess, I think they're super neat.

OscarLoverJim 10-09-2010 08:58 PM

hey byron thanks very cool info. debbie


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