Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Longnose Atlantic Butterflyfish
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Longnose Atlantic Butterflyfish
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Longnose Atlantic Butterflyfish (Prognathodes aculeatus)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Red, Tan, Yellow
Diet Carnivore
Reef Compatible With Caution
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size 4"
Origin Tropical Western Atlantic
Family Chaetodontidae
Lighting Moderate
Minimum Tank Size 50 gallons
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Overview

The Longnose Atlantic Butterfly, also known as Poey's Butterflyfish, Caribbean Longsnout Butterflyfish, and the Rosy Butterflyfish, is a hardy deep reef inhabitant ideal for showcase aquariums. In addition to its distinctive pointed snout, the Longnose Atlantic Butterflyfish is amber in the center of the body, darkening to brown along the back and fins, and creamy-yellow along the stomach area.

Generally peaceful to tankmates, the Longnose Atlantic Butterfly requires a minimum aquarium size of 50 gallons, and does best if kept in a deep reef tank, but avoid stocking with other species Butterflyfish

Being one of the hardiest members of its family, the Longnose Atlantic Butterfly readily accepts most carnivorous foods offered. Offer meaty foods at least three times a day such as marine fish, crustacean flesh, mysis shrimp and high quality frozen fish food.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small 1-1/2" to 2" Medium 2" to 3 1/2"

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