Longnose Atlantic Butterflyfish (Prognathodes aculeatus) Care
The Longnose Atlantic Butterflyfish, Prognathodes aculeatus, is also known as the Longsnout Butterflyfish, Rosy Butterflyfish, and the Caribbean Longnore Butterfly. These fish come from the Atlantic Ocean, including the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.
Butterflyfish are omnivores and require a diet rich in both meaty foods and plant-based foods. They will eat flake food, algae, frozen plankton, mysis and brine shrimp, and live shrimp and worms. They should be fed several times a day.
The Longnose Atlantic Butterflyfish can reach lengths of up to 4″ and will do best in an aquarium of at least 75 gallons with plenty of live rock to graze on and hide in. They will thrive in large fish-only aquariums with lots of open swimming space and live rock hiding places. The can handle other fish of the same family but will be aggressive towards others in their genus.
The fish are not reef safe and will eat various types of corals.