Butterfly Fish

  1. ButterFlyFishNut Initiate Member

    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.

  2. fletch Member Member

    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.
  3. Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

  4. Mike Fishlore Admin Moderator Member

  5. ButterFlyFishNut Initiate Member

    Thanks guys for your responses. And especially Mike who provided a link.
  6. ButterFlyFishNut Initiate Member

    Do you have a favorite ? or just like all butterflyfish?

    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.

  7. fletch Member Member

  8. Jason Well Known Member Member

    Lol thats what I first though when I say the title
  9. Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    I know me too :D 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!
  10. Jon Well Known Member Member

    gl they are very pretty fish but be careful they arent to be kept with corals
  11. Josh31 Initiate Member

    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?