Longnose Atlantic Butterflyfish

Longnose Atlantic Butterflyfish
Latin name:
(Prognathodes aculeatus)

Care Level





Red, Tan, Yellow



Preferred Conditions

sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4

Avg. Max Size


Minimum Tank Size


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The Longnose Atlantic Butterflyfish is a popular choice for aquariums due to its resilience and attractive features. It is renowned for its long, pointed snout and its beautiful coloration ranging from amber in the center of the body to dark brown along the back and fins, with a creamy-yellow stomach area. It is an ideal choice for both novice and experienced aquarists as it is a hardy deep reef inhabitant that is sure to be an eye-catching addition to any showcase aquarium. Furthermore, it is an adaptable fish that can easily acclimate to different tank conditions.

Generally peaceful to tankmates, the Longnose Atlantic Butterfly requires a minimum aquarium size of 70 gallons, and does best if kept in a deep reef tank, but avoid stocking with other species Butterflyfish.