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Longnose Butterfly
Longnose Butterfly


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Longnose Butterfly

Long-Nose Butterflyfish

Also known as a Longnose Butterflyfish, Yellow Longnose Butterfly, Yellow Longnose Butterflyfish, Long-Nose Butterfly, and Long Nose Butterflyfish.

With its long and narrow snout, this Butterflyfish picks food out of narrow spaces and crevices. The Long-Nose Butterflyfish tends to adapt to captivity quickly (usually within a few hours) than most other Butterflyfish, making this an excellent first-butterflyfish. However, this species is not for beginners as it requires multiple feedings per day, and tends to nip at certain soft corals, as well as zooanthids, and large-polyped stony corals. Tubeworms and sea urchins are not safe from being nipped at either. This species does best with peaceful tankmates, but also as the only one of its species as the long-nose becomes aggressive towards other fish of the same species.

Longnose Butterfly

Internet Price: $46.99   Today's Price: $35.07  (Save 25%)

Temperament: Community

Reef Safe: With Caution

Family: Chaetodontidae

Native To: Hawaii, Indo-Pacific

Diet: Carnivore

Adult Size: Up to 9"

Temperature: 72-78°F

Water Parameters: sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.3; dKH 8-12

Care Level: Moderate

Tank Size: 70+ Gallons

Scientific Name: Forcipiger flavissimus

Environment: Marine

  • Adapts to captivity very quickly
  • Nips at corals, and requires multiple feedings per day
  • Does best with peaceful tank mates

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2.5"-4" Length
SKU: 1136844

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