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Butterfly Fish Pantodon buchholzi

Category: Arowanas, Bony Tongues, Dragon Fish & Butterfly Fish

Size: 5-6cm

Price: £11.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 6 in stock



Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Either males or females available (please be aware that some species are unsexable)
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 6.8 and Soft
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 5-6cm

Pantodon buchholzi (Butterfly Fish)

This fish is available from time to time at shops.

A striking fish with magnificent looking fins that will always be found just below the surface. Butterfly fish have very large pectoral fins and make good jumpers so always ensure you have a tight fitting lid.


Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

Butterfly fish are predators and consequently tank mates should be chosen with care. Their usual food is insects and other larvae found at the surface although other smaller fish cannot be ruled out if they are too slow to avoid capture. They will generally eat all live food and occasionally flake food.

Sexing the fish is reasonably easy. The anal fin of the male has a convex curve, whilst on the female it is generally straight in comparison.

Breeding has been achieved in captivity, although reports are a bit sketchy. Where breeding has taken place it has been reported that the fry are very difficult to raise.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Africa : Nigeria, Cameroon and Zaire
Temperature 24-27C
Size Around 10cm
Water Parameters Soft and slightly acidic conditions are preferred.
Water PH 6.0-7.0