Orbic batfish

Species information for the Orbic batfish, in the Batfish category.

  1. FAMILY- Platacidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Platax Orbicularis

    COMMON NAME - Orbiculate Batfish (orbic platax, Orbic Batfish)

    SIZE- 22.4" (57 cm)

    RANGE - Indo-Pacific

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

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


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Will eat anemonies, some corals, and many sessile invertebrates.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Ich magnet, needs a deep tank with plenty of free swimming room, peaceful and more than one can be kept in large systems, do not keep with fin nippers (puffers etc.).

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