Animal Stories - African Butterflyfish

Animal-World Information about: African Butterflyfish

The Freshwater Butterflyfish has pectoral fins that are prettily patterned and look just like butterfly wings!
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Diane - 2003-10-12
The African Butterfly was my favorite of all fish. Easy to care for, wonderful to watch. When I purchased this beauty the fish store gave little information in caring for it. I had him for a month when I found him on the floor about 3 feet from the tank one morning. Doing research (after the fact)I found they will always jump out of the tank. You must keep the back of the tank covered they will leap through any opening. They glide up to 6 feet in the air in streams. I wish I knew this before hand, I would still have my beautiful butterfly.