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Teira Batfish
Platax teira
 
 
 
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Tank Stats
Size: 7+ inches
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Docile
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Shrimp, scallops, vitamin enriched brine, frozen herbivore diet
Origin: Indo-Pacific
Acclimation Time: 3+ hours
Coral Safe: No
Invertebrate Safe: No
Minimum Tank Size: 180 gallon
  
  

The Teira Batfish is commonly referred to as the Longfin Batfish, Longfin Platax, and Round-faced Batfish. With its wide vertical alternate bands of black and pale yellow colored body, the Teira Batfish makes a beautiful and gorgeous addition to a home aquarium. The Teira Batfish is relatively easy to keep and that makes it a good fish for a beginner aquarist. Since it grows up to 24 inches in the wild but is usually imported at about 2 inches. The juvenile Teira Batfish should be kept in tank not less than 60 gallons. It is not considered a good reef dweller as it may eat many types of sessile invertebrates including corals and anemones. The Teira Batfish is susceptible to ich and should be quarantined if noticed with any physical changes. It should be given varied diet of meaty foods such as shrimp, scallops, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp and frozen herbivore preparations. The Teira Batfish should be fed three times a day for its continued good health. It thrives well in a temperature range of 72-78 degrees Fahrenheit and pH of 8.1-8.4. The Teira Batfish is peaceful in nature and can be housed with other peaceful tankmates, but not with predatory or aggressive fishes. The Teira Batfish (Platax teira) are commonly confused with their Orbiculate Batfish (Platax orbicularis) relatives, but can be identified by a dark blotch below their pectoral fins as well as an elongated, dark vertical blotch just before their anal fins. As the Teira Batfish grows really large, it needs a tank well-equipped with strong, efficient biological and mechanical filtration with the addition of a quality protein skimmer in order to maintain the pristine water conditions.

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