T.J. asked in PetsFish · 1 decade ago

Could an African Butterfly or a Opossum pipefish fish live in my fish tank?

I have a 50 gallon fish tank with:

16 platys

1 molly

2 glass catfish

2 glo-lite tetras

3 bloodfin tetras

3 neon tetras

4 Green Tetras

2 harlequin rasboras


I also have 3 cherry barbs in the tank.

Update 2:

Cut the pipe fish. Could 3 Dwarf livebearers live in my fish tank also?

2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    The butterfly fish can live as a single specimen or in a big enough tank as a group. They should not be kept with fin nippers as they have long finnage. Smaller fish under 2inches are also out of the question as they may end as a snack for the butterfly fish. Bottom dwellers and mid water fish of a good size and temprement are fine.

    I would suggest you to go for the Dwarf Livebearers. These fish are quite hardy and will tolerate varied water conditions, but prefers slightly alkaline water. These fish like to be kept in groups. Temperature should be 68-74degrees Fahrenheit. The minimum tank size is 3 gallons.

  • 4 years ago

    Opossum Pipefish

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