Got my African Butterfly Fish

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Invertebrates' started by RackinRocky, Jul 14, 2015.

  1. RackinRockyValued MemberMember

    Here he/she is. Four inches long! I wasn't expecting a full grown one! I think it's beautiful. It's hanging at the top, which I hear is normal. Wouldn't eat freeze dried crickets. I floated some pellets and flakes, but didn't see it eating anything. Guess I'll have to pick up a few live crickets tomorrow. Attached is a pic. Oh, it's in a 55 gallon community tank.

    African Butterfly fish.jpg

  2. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Very cool!

  3. pritamValued MemberMember to see few other pics with different angles.

  4. LivielupopValued MemberMember

    Ooh I love these! Your's is very pretty:) I remember having a conversation with someone once about fish and they had one of these growing up and completely loved them. They said they were gorgeous and fun to look at:D I looked them up during the conversation and the person pointed them out and I instantly thought they were amazing but I didn't know where to find such a fish:) it's so cool that you have one!:D where'd you get it?
  5. RackinRockyValued MemberMember

    Thank you--I got it at Bob's Tropical Plants and Fish. It was shipped to me overnight. I like that he's located in California, so I always get his shipments the next day. I will try to get better pics. Most of them came out blurry yesterday. Maybe, when I do, someone can tell me it's sex.
  6. BDpupsWell Known MemberMember

    Mine loves freeze dried krill.

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  7. LivielupopValued MemberMember

    Awesome and you need a pic focused on the anal fin cause the difference is there: male have an extended piece to their fin and it's longer than females which is just a normal anal fin
  8. RackinRockyValued MemberMember

    I just got a better pic of him. This is all I have for now. From research, looks like it might be female (?)

    African Butterfly fishy.jpg

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  9. LivielupopValued MemberMember

    It looks like a male to me:) the extended piece is like separate from the fin in a way
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2015
  10. RackinRockyValued MemberMember

    Okay, I see what you mean. The anal fin has a longer part in front and is skinnier than a female's. I can see it now. For a while it had me confused. This pic shows it better.

  11. LivielupopValued MemberMember

    Yeah when I was trying to figure it out at first it confused me too but eventually you get it:;banana1
  12. pritamValued MemberMember

  13. RackinRockyValued MemberMember

    Thank you--now if I can just get him to eat!
  14. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Hmm I think I've been there while going to random LFS's in the area, can't remember his stock though. After going to about 20 stores in town, you'd probably forget too haha

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