OI Chips Away at Captive-Bred Longnose Butterflyfish Research
12 Aug, 2022
Editor: This species is not to be confused with the similar Big Longnose Butterflyfish, Forcipiger longirostris.
“We are so excited to share that we recently succeeded (again!) culturing the Yellow Longnose Butterflyfish (Forcipiger flavissimus), pictured here as a fully settled juvenile at 90 days old. This achievement extends the previous success in 2016 led by Avier Montalvo who first got this species to 86 days old (last image and video on our IG).
“We are thrilled to be the first facility to have reported success in Yellow Longnose Butterfly aquaculture, a feat made possible due to our current collaboration with local aquariums.
“Fun fact: With a name almost as long as its nose, is it known as lauwiliwilinukunuku’oi’oi in Hawaiian!”