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by Robert (Bob) Fenner

Forcipiger flavissimus Behavior Question  6/12/07 Hello, <Hi there> I recently bought a Longnose butterfly (flavissimus) for my 55 gallon FOWLR and it seems to be pretty healthy. But I'm worried something might be wrong because sometimes it twitches strongly. What could be wrong? Is this normal? <Mmm, likely nothing wrong... these BF's "do" this... even in the wild... Likely communicating> The only other tankmates are two Fiji damselfish with everybody seeming to get along. I have very little live rock so the Longnose has open swimming space in the tank. Could it be a water quality issue? I've tested and things seem ok. Thanks a lot for any insight, I'm kinda worried. tank stats 0 ammonia 0 nitrite 10-15 nitrate pH 8.2 Andrew <Likely nothing to be concerned about here. If this fish is eating, moving about freely... no worries. Bob Fenner>

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