The Teira Batfish, Platax teira, is commonly referred to as the Longfin Batfish, Longfin Platax, and Round-faced Batfish. With its wide vertical alternate black bands and pale yellow colored body, the Teira Batfish makes a beautiful addition to a home aquarium.
The Teira Batfish is relatively easy to keep and is a good fish for a beginner aquarist.
Teira Batfish Care Facts
requires tank of at least 200 gallons as the adult Teira Batfish can grow up to 20 inches
tank should include plenty of open swimming space and a sandy substrate
have caution when pairing with sessile inverts, soft corals, and anemones as they will eat these
they are best kept in FOWLR tanks
the Teira Batfish will eat a varied omnivorous diet consisting of meaty frozen foods and quality flake foods
it is peaceful and should be housed with other peaceful tankmates away from aggressive fish
this batfish requires a clean, well-kept tank so it should be reserved for experience aquarists