Yellow Longnose Butterfly (Forcipiger flavissimus) in Reef?

Discussion in 'Fish and Invertebrates' started by Gonzo, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. Gonzo

    Gonzo Guest

    Does anyone have any of these guys in their reef tank? Or had any prior experiences? Looks like they are as safe as CBB in a reef tank...?
  2. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    As safe as CBB? Meaning like most any other fish extremely hit or miss? :D

    I wouldn't put that in any tank I kept corals, unless that tank was already fully grown in.
  3. A_Lee

    A_Lee Guest

    Adding a longnose butterfly to my reef tank is not something I would do either, unless as Mike mentioned -all of my corals were bountiful and ultra grown out, to negate any picking that may, and probably will occur :) Very picky eater as well, IME.
  4. treylane

    treylane Supporting Member

    Caribbean longsnout bfly is in the reef with no problems whatsoever:

    and a friend recently moved a YLN to from his FOWLR to his reef... so far so good (

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