Longfin Batfish

Species information for the Longfin Batfish, in the Batfish category.

  1. FAMILY - Platacidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Platax Teira

    COMMON NAME - Longfin Batfish, Longfine Platax, Teira Batfish

    SIZE - 23.6" (60 cm)

    RANGE - Indo West Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 200 US Gal. (757 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Meaty foods, pieces of fresh shrimp, scallop, vitamin enriched brine shrimp, frozen preparations for herbivores. Feed 3 times a day.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Will eat some coral, anemones, sessile invertebrates.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Gets big, susceptible to ich, needs a deep tank and plenty of unobstructed swimming room, no more than moderate currents, house with peaceful tank mates, never house with fin nippers.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 26, 2013
    jhnrb, Jan 7, 2009