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Great planted tank fish
One of my favorite fish in my 90 gallon planted tank is an African
butterfly fish, Pantodon buchholzi. These fellows were made for
They are ambush predators, and love to hang out under leaves or other
floating plants under the surface where there is little water current.
They don't seem too interested in small fish, but relish insects--mine
nails most of the insects attracted to the aquarium lights, especially
the crane flies that are so prevalent here in the spring. With their
upturned mouths, they really have a hard time feeding on anything NOT
on the surface. Mine has learned to eat floating fish pellets,
especially Doromin, when the insect supply gets low.
They are jumpers, so you need at least a partial cover. They can and
will leap out of the water to nab an insect. It's a rather handsome
fish, and has amazing camoflage when viewed from above. The
fliamentous extensions on their ventral fins and long caudal fin is
striking. This would be a great paludarium fish.