The Yellow Longnose Butterflyfish inhabits the Indo-Pacific and Eastern Pacific. In the Indo-Pacific, the species is found from East Africa and the Red Sea to Hawaii and the Easter Islands. Northwards, their range proceeds up to southern Japan. Southwards, they can be encountered down to Lord Howe Island of Australia and throughout Micronesia. In the Eastern Pacific, the fish can be encountered in the waters of southern Baja California, Mexico and around the islands of Revillagigedo and Galapagos. The Yellow Longnose Butterflyfish is commonly found on exposed seaward reefs but you can also encounter it on lagoon reefs. It has been reported from fairly great depths; its depth range is 1-114 meters / 3-374 feet. The Yellow Longnose Butterflyfish lives alone, in pairs or in small groups consisting of less than six individuals. Adult fish usually live in pairs.
Size & Appearance
The largest scientifically measured Yellow Longnose Butterflyfish was 22 cm / 8.7 in. The Yellow Longnose Butterflyfish has a bright yellow body adorned with a black eye-spot on the anal fin (close to the caudal peduncle). The head is black above and silvery-white below. Over the eye, you can see a disruptive black bar. This fish looks similar to Forcipigerlongirostris, but Forcipiger flavissimus has a shorter snout with a bigger mouth and a higher number of dorsal spines. On Forcipiger longirostris, you can see dark-centered scales on the thorax.
In Your Aquarium
It is always important to include a lot of suitable hiding spots in the aquarium for this fish as well as open areas for swimming. Housing Yellow Longnose Butterflyfish in an aquarium smaller than 40 gallons / 150 litres is not recommended. You can keep several butterflies together if you give them at least 75 litres each and decorate the aquarium well. Keeping just one butterfly per aquarium is much safer. They are generally peaceful and can be combined with other peaceful species that won’t eat them in a community aquarium. This fish will rarely eat corals.
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