Big longnose butterflyfish

Species information for the Big longnose butterflyfish, in the Butterflys category.

  1. FAMILY - Chactodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Forcipiger Longirostris

    COMMON NAME - Big Longnose Butterflyfish

    SIZE - 8.7" (22cm)

    RANGE - Indo Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 75 US Gal. (284 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Small meaty foods, crustacean flesh, mysid shrimp, frozen preparations. Feed min. 3 times a day.



    CAPTIVE CARE - Keep in a system filled with live rock supporting natural foods (amphipods), keep only one per tank or a proven pair. Tankmates should be non aggressive, may quarrel with other butterflyfish, do not mix with Forcipiger Flavissimus (yellow long nose butterflyfish).

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    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 3, 2013
    jhnrb, Jan 24, 2009

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