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post #1 of 53 (permalink) Old 08-23-2007, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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Happy birthday Mula!

Actually I have no idea when her birthday is, but I bought this African Butterfly lady over 4 years ago, and I figure she would be 5 today.



Initially alone in a 100gal tank, a few months later joined by a male companion Mulo. Moved to a 34gal pretty much neglected tank, later to a 36gal corner tank, and recently ended up again in her original home, the 100gal tank. Went through weeks without food, accidental GFI tripping and related temperature drop in the garage, without ever complaining or the hint of a smile.



Living on live flies, grasshoppers, butterflies, spiders, moths, giant mosquitos, some small livebearers once in a while, cherry shrimp that venture to the surface, and very rarely some New Life Spectrum community formula bits.

Hoping for at least 5 more happy years...
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My she is BEAUTIFUL! Happy Birthday!!! If you had posted yesterday we would have shared b-days ! lol
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What a gorgeous little lady! Congrats Wasser, and Happy Birthday indeed to Mula!

Speaking of birthdays, how's the other little one coming along? Aren't babies fun?

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I've always found Africa Butterfly very interesting fish, about how large is she?

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post #5 of 53 (permalink) Old 08-23-2007, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Jen, the other little lady is doing well, turned 5 months recently. Smiling a lot, keeping us up at wee hours cause she wants someone to talk to.

Nightshop, she's about 4 inches, snout to tail. They look interesting, but are pretty much just hanging out all day, behaviour-wise not super exciting, save those moments when an insect hits the surface.

Got my son interested in catching flies and feeding them to the fish. The other day Mulo got spooked and did his grand carpet dive. Not sure who was more shocked, Mulo or my son. Lol.
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Happy birthday Mula!
lol, she's pretty neat looking, always wanted to try one.

And hang in there with your other one, once they get about 14months they get really fun, my nephew just turned 2, fun it is.

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Another year has passed, the two of them are still happily jumping after flies.

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Wow, they are beautiful! I always loved how elegant they looked.
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you evil Wasserpest!
my internet is hella slow i thought the fish died when the image is half loaded
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Can you post a big picture of them eating, like in your avatar? Cool looking fish, one that I've never heard of before!
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Can you post a big picture of them eating, like in your avatar? Cool looking fish, one that I've never heard of before!
Sure can, here you go:



(if you search for butterfly on this forum you will get some discussions about this fish)
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Nice!
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Another year has passed, the two are still taking care of any insects and spiders I can grab. Enjoy...





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Amazing. This is a very cool thread.

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