Yellow longnose butterflyfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Chactodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME- Forcipiger Flavissimus

    COMMON NAME - Yellow Longnose Butterflyfish (Forceps Fish)

    SIZE - 8.7" (22cm)

    RANGE - Indo Pacific

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

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Meaty Foods, crustacean flesh, mysid shrimp, frozen preparations. Feed min. 3 times a day


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - With caution. Keep well fed, mostly will ignore corals, however, some individuals will feed on stony and soft coral polyps, tubeworms, and nip at sea urchin tube feet.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Acclimates and feeds well. Keep in a peaceful community, once acclimated can be housed with moderately aggressive tankmates that are introduced after it is settled in. Keep only one per tank.

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

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