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Orbic Batfish 2-3 in. (Platax orbicularis)

Orbic Batfish 2-3 in. (Platax orbicularis)
Also known as the Orbicular Batfish or the Round Batfish. Usually found in shallow protected coastal waters.

The Orbic Batfish requires large amounts of open space to swim. As this fish can grow 20 inches top to bottom, a deep tank suits it best.

Diet should consist of live or frozen shrimp, scallops, crab, and other meaty items. Batfish will also accept small saltwater feeder fish.


Maximum Length: 20 in.
Care Level: Moderate
Family: Ephippidae
Reef Compatibility: Not reef safe.
Minimum Aquarium Size: 180 gallons.
Range: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea, East Africa, Japan, Australia
Diet: Carnivore- meat based foods.
Water Conditions: 74-80 F; sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4
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