Yellow Longnose Butterflyfish
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  • Yellow Longnose Butterflyfish

  • Forcipiger flavissimus

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  • Tank Size: 90 Gallons
    Tempermant: Peaceful
    Maximum Size: 9"
    Coloration: Yellow, Black, White
    Diet: Carnivore
    Regions Found: Indo-Pacific Ocean, New Caledonia, Hawaii, Africa, Red Sea
    Reef Compatible: Yes (With Caution)
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Guarantee: Live Guarantee Available
    Water Conditions: 74-82° F, SG 1.020-1.027, PH 7.9-8.5
    Other Names: Forceps Butterflyfish
  • Description
  • The Yellow Longnose Butterflyfish is an interesting and very colorful butterflyfish. Yellow Longnose Butterflyfish have a mostly yellow body with a black and white head. Their distinguishing feature is their very long and skinny mouths, which resemble forceps.

    Yellow Longnose Butterflyfish reach a maximum size of around 9 inches and need to be kept in tanks that are at least 90 gallons in size. Yellow Longnose Butterflyfish are peaceful fish and shouldn’t bother other fish in your tank. Yellow Longnose Butterflyfish go best when kept in fish only system with other peaceful to semi-aggressive fish. Yellow Longnose Butterflyfish can be added to reef tanks, but they have the possibility of bothering some inverts and coral. It’s really up to the luck of the draw with the personality of the individual fish and if it will be reef safe or not, so please proceed with caution.

    Yellow Longnose Butterflyfish are carnivores and require a diet rich in meaty foods. Foods such as mysis and brine shrimp, high quality frozen foods and small pieces of fresh seafood like crab and shrimp will help your Yellow Longnose Butterflyfish grown and thrive. Once they are used to life in an aquarium, Yellow Longnose Butterflyfish can be very easy to keep.

    Please feel free to contact us at any time if you have any questions about the Yellow Longnose Butterflyfish and if it’s the right fish for your system.

    Tiny: Up to 1", Small: Over 1-1.5", Small / Medium: Over 1.5-2.5", Medium: Over 2.5-3.5", Medium / Large: Over 3.5-4.5", Large: Over 4.5-5.5", Extra Large: Over 5.5-6.5", Extra Extra Large: Over 6.5-7.5", Show Size: Over 7.5-9.5", Jumbo: Over 9.5"

    All fish purchases come with a package of Blue Life Safety Stop to help reduce infections and illnesses that could present themselves. Please read more about Safety Stop here…

    If you have any questions please contact Eric Cohen TankStop owner and well respected industry veteran.

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