Yellow Longnose Butterfly

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Yellow Longnose Butterfly

This species is known as Yellow Longnose Butterfly and the correct latin name is Forcipiger flavissimus. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Butterfly Fish family. (e) Origin of this fish is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

Forcipiger Flavissimus is peaceful towards it’s tankmates.

Yellow Longnose Butterfly can grow up to 22 cm what is approximately 8 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 2640cm2 of water surface which is approximately 409 square inch. We recommend you to keep it in fish tanks which are large. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Yellow Longnose Butterfly fish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The pH levels shouldn't be outside of 8.0 - 8.3 since most marine fish are used to the mentioned range of pH values.

Yellow Longnose Butterfly picture no. 1

Yellow Longnose Butterfly picture no. 2



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