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Orbiculate Batfish

Platax orbicularis


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The Orbiculate Batfish, Platax orbicularis, will display a dramatic change in appearance while in different stages of life. As a juvenile it displays a silvery body with three vertical black lines while as an adult the color combination changes to a tan/brown body. They are hardy fish that are very peaceful and can be kept singly, or in larger tanks as a pair, or a small school and should also be kept with other larger peaceful fish.

They are not reef safe however since they will consume smaller fish, invertebrates, corals and anemones present in the tank. Diet should include a variety of live feeder marine fish and feeder shrimp and frozen chopped meaty preparations like crab, krill, squid, and shrimp 2-3 times daily.

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Orbiculate Batfish

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Orbiculate Batfish

Platax orbicularis


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Care Facts

Size: 2-2.5 inches
Care Level: Expert
Temperment: Peaceful
Diet: Carnivore
Origin: Indo Pacific
Acclimation Time: 3+ Hours
Reef Safe: No
Coral Safe: No
Invertebrate Safe: No
Minimum Tank Size: 180+ Gallons
The Orbiculate Batfish, Platax orbicularis, will display a dramatic change in appearance while in different stages of life. As a juvenile it displays a silvery body with three vertical black lines while as an adult the color combination changes to a tan/brown body. They are hardy fish that are very peaceful and can be kept singly, or in larger tanks as a pair, or a small school and should also be kept with other larger peaceful fish.

They are not reef safe however since they will consume smaller fish, invertebrates, corals and anemones present in the tank. Diet should include a variety of live feeder marine fish and feeder shrimp and frozen chopped meaty preparations like crab, krill, squid, and shrimp 2-3 times daily.

Expert Only: Items designated as expert only require special care such as a species specific environment, special diet or care, and an expert level, experienced aquarist. Not for beginners. Expert Only items qualify for our live arrival guarantee only, and are exempt from our extended 8 day guarantee.

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