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African Butterfly Freshwater Aquarium Fish

SKU 1042-1266 Category Tag


Out of stock


Pantodon buchholzi
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.