Yellow Longnose Butterfly (Forcipiger flavissimus) in Reef?

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  1. Gonzo

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Caribbean longsnout bfly is in the reef with no problems whatsoever:
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    and a friend recently moved a YLN to from his FOWLR to his reef... so far so good (http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1735858&page=14)
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