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Longnose Butterfly - Yellow


Longnose Butterfly - Yellow
Forcipiger flavissimus
Place of origin: 
Western Indian Ocean
The Longnose Butterfly - Yellow, Forcipiger flavissimus, as its name implies, has an intense yellow colour, with a black and white head. The very long snout is a hallmark of this beautiful fish. Is a wonderful addition to any Fish only tank. Should have a diversified diet, essentially based on frozen food like mysis shrimp, brineshrimp or copepods.

The members of the family Chaetodontidae, popularly know as butterflyfishes, coralfishes and bannerfishes. Most species of butterflyfish live in the warm tropical seas of the Indo-Pacific (about 90%) with the remainder in the Atlantic. Only a few species are found in subtropical waters, bordering onto subtemperate zones. The butterflyfish have a highly compressed body in which the back is raised , forming an elongate-oval to near circular shape in some; a small protactible mouth with brush-like teeth in the jaws; a continuous dorsal fin with strong and sharp spines in the anterior section, followed by a large-surface soft part; an anal fin mirroring the soft part of the dorsal fin , headed by 3-5 strong spines, of which the 2nd is often greatly enlarged.

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