Yellow Longnose Butterfly

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Yellow Longnose Butterfly

This marine aquarium fish is known as Yellow Longnose Butterfly and the correct latin name is Forcipiger flavissimus. It belongs to 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. So 1 specimen requires at least 2640cm2 of water surface which is approximately 409 square inch. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is large. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Very large aquariums have 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 suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.

Yellow Longnose Butterfly picture no. 1

Yellow Longnose Butterfly picture no. 2

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