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I'm a brand spankin' new saltwater aquarium hobbyist. In addition, I'm a big butterfly fish nut (hence the nickname.) My question for all those more experience than I is, if i wanted to have a tank with nothing but butterfly fish, will they all be compatible with each other. All the compatibility lists I've looked at address other species of fish, but don't mention other butterflies.

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I dont know much about butterfly fish....but I wouldn't suggest putting them in a saltwater aquarium, it'll dehydrate them and they will die, because they are freshwater!!!! =p
I'd stick with saltwater though because they are generaly more colourfull and exciting.
 

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Although I don't know much about saltwater I would like to welcome you to FishLore. Mike is our saltwater man and he'll probably be around soon
There are some really pretty saltwater butterfly fish. Here are some samples.

Do you have a favorite ? or just like all butterflyfish?
Carol
 
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Thanks guys for your responses. And especially Mike who provided a link.
 
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Do you have a favorite ? or just like all butterflyfish?
Carol


I pretty much like all butterflyfish. not sure why. when i dive i find myself hanging out with them while they do what they do.

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Ok, feel a bit stupid now, did say I didnt know much about butterfly fish..if you look here this is what I meant
 

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Lol thats what I first though when I say the title
 

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I know me too but did a search for saltwater butterflys and there they were. Both fresh and saltwater butterflys are intriguing.
Didn't think to look in our own FishLore profiles. DUH!
Carol
 

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gl they are very pretty fish but be careful they arent to be kept with corals
 

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Does anyone have any African Butterflies (freshwater) in their tanks? I have three and am fascinated by them. However there seems to be no way of differentiating one sex from another. Does anyone know anything on this subject?
 
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