African Butterfly Fish - Pantodon Buchholzi

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African Butterfly Fish - Pantodon Buchholzi

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Scientific Name: Pantodon Buchholzi

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Approximate purchase size : 5 - 7cm
All Pond Solutions will always endeavour to supply as close to the approximate size range as possible. Due to variations from suppliers on rare occasions this may not always be possible. Images used are to show the full potential of the fish when fully mature and are not always representative of juvenile specimens.

How easy are they to care for?
This species requires moderate care levels, small weekly water changes, dense planting and regular feeds will see these fish in their best condition.

How large can they grow?

Where in the world are they from?
Found throughout North and Mid Afirca

What is the ideal number to keep together?
With enough surface area will accept other members of its species.

What water conditions do they require?
Ideally slightly acidic water conditions are provided between 6.5pH - 7pH however they will happily live in conditions ranging up to pH of 7.5 or higher. Temperatures should range between 24-26°C.

What should you feed them?
Frozen and live foods should be considered a priority.

How compatible are they with other fish?
Whilst not overly aggresive it will eat any fish it can fit in its large mouth. However care should be taken to not keep with nippy species due to their long trailing fins.

Can they be bred in captivity?
Not easy but it is possible. An egg scattering species and requires plenty of floating plant species.