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Forcipiger flavissimus


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lexID:
90 
Scientific:
Forcipiger flavissimus 
German:
Gelber Langnasen Pinzettfisch 
English:
Big long-nosed Butterflyfish, Forcepsfish, Forceps Fish, Long Nose Butterfly, Long-nose Butterflyfish, Longnose Butterflyfish, Longnose Butterflyfish, Longnose Butterfly Fish, Long-nosed Butterflyfish, Longnosed Butterflyfish, Long-nosed coralfish, Longsnouted Butterflyfish, Yellow Long Nose Butterfly 
Category:
Pesci farfalla 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Chaetodontidae (Family) > Forcipiger (Genus) > flavissimus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Jordan & McGregor, 1898 
Occurrence:
Tuvalu, Réunion , Mozambique, El Salvador, Phoenix Islands, Howland Island, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Columbia, Mayotte, Kiribati, Line Islands, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Myanmar, Ecuador, the Nicobar Islands, Rapa, India, Somalia, Comores, Vietnam, Djibouti, the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, Lord Howe Island, Chile, Nauru, Eritrea, Africa, Atlantico settentrionale, Atollo di Johnston, Australia, Christmas Islands, Fiji, Galapagos , Giappone, Golfo del Messico, Guam, Hawaii, Honduras, Indonesia, Indopacifico, Isola di Cook, Isola di Pasqua, Isole Marshall, Isole Salomon, Kenia, Madagascar, Maldive, Malesia, Mar delle Andamane, Mar rosso, Mauritius, Micronesia, Nicaragua, Nuova Caledonia, Nuova Zelanda, Oceano Indiano, Pacifico orientale, Polinesia Francese, Samoa, Samoa americane, Sri Lanka, Sudafrica, Sudamerica, Taiwan, Territorio britannico dell'oceano indiano, Vanuatu 
Sea depth:
2 - 145 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 22cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 28°C 
Food:
Krill, Mysis, Polipi di corallo, Polpa di cozze e vongole, Specialista alimentare, Tremoline 
Tank:
~ 1000 Liter 
Difficulty:
Animale per esperti!! quasi impossibile da mantenere bene 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-11-07 08:20:12 

Husbandry

Jordan & McGregor, 1898

Difficult to keep pretty much like Ch. rostratum. Often confounded with Ch. longirostris which is painted quite similar.
Might harm corals, tube worms and other invertebrates.

Synonym:
Foreipiger flavissimus Jordan & McGregor, 1898

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Percoidei (Suborder) > Chaetodontidae (Family) > Forcipiger (Genus) > Forcipiger flavissimus (Species)



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littlebee am 20.08.10#8
Ich habe auch einen F. flavissimus im Becken. Die ersten Tage hat er von meinem Weißkehldoktor ordentlich Haue kassiert, konnte sich aber mit der Zeit durchsetzen und jetzt ist Frieden eingekehrt.
Fraß vom ersten Tag an Lebendfutter, lies sich problemlos auf Frostfutter und später auch auf Granulat umstellen.
Meine Korallen lässt er in Ruhe, meinen großen Prachröhrenwurm auch. Die kleinen Würmchen in der Steinen hingegen hatte er "zum Fressen gerne".
Ich habe kein UV am Becken, nur Ozon. Bisher weder Pünktchen noch sonst was (keiner meiner Fische, auch der Weißkehl nicht).
Ich habe ihn bisher als total pflegeleichten, durchsetzungsfähigen Bewohner erlebt, der ansonsten total friedlich ist. Würde jederzeit wieder einen einsetzen
Heinz Mahler am 14.03.09#7
Forcipiger flavissimus also commonly referred as the Forcepsfish, Long Nose Butterfly or Yellow Longnose Butterflyfish is usually bright yellow in color. Right behind the pectoral fin is a lighter, white area. The snout of the Long Nose Butterfly is, as one might assume, quite long. It is thin, and the mouth opening is quite small. Their elongated snouts distinguish them from many other Butterflyfish. The Forcepsfish can reach from 18 up to 23 cm in length.

The Yellow Longnose Butterflyfish is widly distributed among East Africa and America, from the central Gulf of California to Ecuador and the Revillagigedos, Galapagos, Clipperton and Malpelo. Inhabits rock and coral reefs, often found in pairs.

Forcipiger flavissimus have been known to nibble at certain corals, and may not be reef safe for this reason but the most individuals are reef safe, leaving corals alone. The nose length rule certainly applies here. Butterflyfish with longer noses prefer to feed on small invertebrates in cracks of rocks. Butterflyfish with short noses are much more likely to feed on corals, clams, and sponges. Most Long Nose Butterflies get along peacefully with other fish. However, pairs will often defend a territory from similar fish and it may be wise to keep only one pair of Long Nose Butterflies in one aquarium. Long Nose Butterflies are quite hardy and are often considered to be one of the best Butterflyfish for beginners.


Remarks:

Butterflyfish are not recommended for reefs as they will pick at or eat a wide variety of corals, fan worms, and other invertebrates. Most Butterflyfish are known to pick at Aiptaisia, a parasitic anemone.


Classification

Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Chaetodontidae
Genus: Forcipiger
Species: Forcipiger flavissimus

Daniel&Sascha am 30.07.08#6
Meiner Erfahrung nach ein "einfach" zu haltender Fisch, wenn man Glück hat und einen gesunden und dominanten Fisch im Handel erwirbt.
Meine "Spitznase" hat von Anfang an Frostfutter angenommen, später sogar Flocken-, Granulat- und durch vitamine angereichertes Futter.
Ein sehr lebhafter Geselle, friedlich, mit interessantem Verhalten und wirklich nett anzuschauen.
Es gab NIE anzeichen von Unwohlsein, Pünktchen o.Ä.! Und das ohne UV oder Ozon am Becken.
Auch in Vergesellschaftung mit mehreren Doktoren, durchaus durchsetzungsfähig!
Auch Krustenanemonen hat er nie beachtet, Röhrenwürmer dafür umso mehr ;-)

Leider hat er nach über einem Jahr in unserem Becken den Freitod gewählt und ist rausgesprungen.

Bis wir es bemerkt hatten kam jede Hilfe zu spät.
Mein ganzer Stolz, schade das er nicht mehr da ist!

Werden versuchen nochmal so einen tollen Fisch zu ergattern, wobei das fast schon unmöglich erscheint!
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