Semi Aggressive but can work well in community
Max Size: 4”
Swimming Level: Top / Surface swimmer
The Butterfly Fish like a loosely planted shallow aquarium best, about 6 to 8 inches (15-20 cm) deep. One that has more length and width to it rather than depth gives them a large surface area. They do like some floating plant cover to lurk under as well. Plants like Anacharis, Frogbit, and Aponogeton work nicely. pH: 6.0-7.5 / dH: 2-10 / Temp: 70-86F
Appearance and additional notations: As the name suggest this fish is native to West Africa. They can be a bit intolerant of other surface swimming fish when kept solitarily, but when kept in large schools this fish will be more tolerant and accepting of other fish. They are a predator and will eat small fish. But on a positive note, they also become quite tame and will eat food from your fingers.
We ship these fish at about a 1.5”+ size.