Redfin batfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Platacidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Platax Pinnatus

    COMMON NAME - Pinnate Platax, Redfin Batfish

    SIZE - 17.7" (45 cm)

    RANGE - Western Pacific

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

    FOODS AND FEEDING - May not feed in captivity, vitamin enriched brine shrimp, live black worms, small pieces of fresh shrimp, squid, frozen mysis shrimp, frozen preparations for herbivores. Feed 3 times a day.


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

    CAPTIVE CARE - A deep tank with plenty of unobstructed swimming room is needed, it is shy and needs adequate hiding places, nonaggressive tank mates a must, more than one can be kept in large systems.

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